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Whenever I receive upgraded packages from security.debian.org, I get the following error:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork apache2.2-common ...
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? 
E: Some packages could not be authenticated

I'm running Debian 6 in an OpenVZ container. I have the following line in my /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://security.debian.org squeeze updates/main updates/contrib

I have debian-archive-keyring installed and up to date.

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The sources.list template coming with OpenVZ is misconfigured. Run the following to correct it:

sed -i 's#security.debian.org squeeze updates/main updates/contrib#security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main non-free contrib#' /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
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