Moved to MAC and Linux Products for quicker support - Moderator
Yes, your VSEL does need to receive .dat updates to stay current just like VSE.
If you already have a product update task, just make sure it is set to update the .dat and this task applies to whatever node your linux machine is in. Or create a new product update task to update the .dat and Linux engine and just apply it to the correct node.
The Linux .dat will also mirror that of VSE if they are updating correctly. I believe the .dat as of today should be 7673.0000