Lynis A Security Auditing Tool For Unix


Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans systems to detect software and security issues. Besides security-related information, it will also scan for general system information, installed packages, and possible configuration mistakes. The software is aimed at assisting automated auditing, software patch management, and vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix-based systems.

Official Change Log:-
  • Profile option: ignore_home_dir
  • TCP wrappers category added
  • Tooling category added
  • Initial extensions to support plugins in the future
  • Test for unpurged Debian packages [PKGS-7346]
  • Test for compiler permissions [HRDN-7222]
  • Converted all dates to ISO format and updated copyright lines
  • Correct suggestion for file integrity tool [FINT-4350]
  • Added hint when RPM list is empty on DPKG based systems [PKGS-7308]
  • Changed logging for /etc/security/limits.conf file [KRNL-5820]
  • Fixed incorrect warning for single user mode [AUTH-9308]
  • Improved output for stratum 16 time servers [TIME-3116]
  • Added suggestion and screen output for kernel hardening [KRNL-6000]
  • Screen layout optimalizations and log file improvements
  • Improved list/layout of scan options
  • Improved binary check for compilers
  • Added configuration option in scan profile (show_tool_tips, default true)

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