Security specialists, penetration testers, system auditors, system/network managers.
Examples of audit tests:
– Available authentication methods
– Expired SSL certificates
– Outdated software
– User accounts without password
– Incorrect file permissions
– Configuration errors
– Firewall auditing
Stable releases are available, development is active.
Background information:Lynis is an audit script written in the common shell scripting language (sh). Therefore it runs on most systems without any adjustments. Packages are created by several maintainers, for easier installation. Still, if one would like to use the latest version, simply download the tarball, extract it to a temporary directory and run the tool.
– Compatible operating system (see ‘Supported operating systems’)– Default shell
Supported operating systems
Tested on:– Arch Linux– CentOS– Debian– Fedora Core– FreeBSD– Gentoo– Knoppix– Linux Mint– Mac OS X– Mandriva– OpenBSD– OpenSolaris– OpenSuSE– Oracle Linux– PcBSD– PCLinuxOS– Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)– Red Hat derivatives– Slackware– Solaris 10– Ubuntu