Lynis – Security Assessment Tools

Lynis is an linux open source automated auditing tools where normally used by the system administrator to audit their system.

Below are the Operating that can run the lynis:

  • AIX
  • FreeBSD
  • HP-UX
  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • NetBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • Solari

How it works?

Lynis need to run within the host itself because it doesn’t have the function to audit the system via remotely. The command to run the security scan is ./lynis –debug

Lynis result output will included with details of  operating system with their version, security scan per category such as Password Strength, PAM Modules, User and Group Authentication, Kernel Bug,File System and many more.

File System

User and Group Authentication

How to Install

Installing the Lynis Tools is very easy which needed only one step. So, Let’s Get Started.

Firstly, you need to download the Lynis by using the command such as

git clone https://github.com/CISOfy/lynis

We are done when the clone completed.

Source: Lynis РSecurity auditing tool for Unix/Linux systems РCISOfy

Author: Wan Ariff

He brings with him more than 2 years of working experience in Information Security filed which specializing in Penetration Testing and Digital Forensic. His passion is more to IT Security

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