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    Using yum-plugin-security?

    I've installed the yum security plugin using:

    $ yum install yum-plugin-security

    But when I try making use of the plugin:

    $ yum updateinfo info --cve CVE-2014-0224

    or

    $ yum list-sec

    The output:

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: centos-distro.1gservers.com
    * extras: mirror.lug.udel.edu
    * updates: distro.ibiblio.org
    updateinfo info done

    and

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: mirror.us-midwest-1.nexcess.net
    * extras: linux.cc.lehigh.edu
    * updates: repo1.sea.innoscale.net
    updateinfo list done

    make no mention of loading the aforementioned security plugin. In addition, no matter what yum security command I try, the results look the same as the above.

    I tried adding a /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/security.conf

    [main]
    enabled=1

    Am I missing something here?

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    Re: Using yum-plugin-security?

    Quote Originally Posted by jski3
    I've installed the yum security plugin using:
    $ yum install yum-plugin-security

    But when I try making use of the plugin:
    $ yum updateinfo info --cve CVE-2014-0224

    or
    $ yum list-sec

    The output:
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: centos-distro.1gservers.com
    * extras: mirror.lug.udel.edu
    * updates: distro.ibiblio.org
    updateinfo info done

    and
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * base: mirror.us-midwest-1.nexcess.net
    * extras: linux.cc.lehigh.edu
    * updates: repo1.sea.innoscale.net
    updateinfo list done

    make no mention of loading the aforementioned security plugin. In addition, no matter what yum security command I try, the results look the same as the above.

    I tried adding a /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/security.conf
    [main]
    enabled=1

    Am I missing something here?
    Are you on Fedora 28, if so running "yum" doesn't run yum but rather runs "dnf".

    yum is obsolete on Fedora 28 and replaced with dnf as shown by listing the yum path:
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/bin/yum
    lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 5 Apr 18 10:29 /usr/bin/yum -> dnf-3
    and since "yum-security-plugin" only affects yum, dnf is not being affected by that package.

    What you really want is to use dnf with the "updateinfo" command, see "man dnf" and the updateinfo section or
    https://dnf.readthedocs.io/en/latest...-command-label

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