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Published on May 7th, 2014 | by MaxiSoler


Lynis v1.5.2 Auditing Tool Released

Lynis is an auditing tool which tests and gathers (security) information from Unix based systems. The audience for this tool are security and system auditors, network specialists and system maintainers.

Some of the (future) features and usage options:

  • System and security audit checks
  • File Integrity Assessment
  • System and file forensics
  • Usage of templates/baselines (reporting and monitoring)
  • Extended debugging features

This tool is tested or confirmed to work with at least: AIX, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris. See website for the full list of tested operating systems.



Changelog v1.5.2 (2014-05-05)


  • Support for runlevel in binaries test


  • Added suggestion for kernel availability check [KRNL-5788]
  • Added suggestion for services at startup and proper binary call [BOOT-5180]
  • Added suggestion to configure accounting on FreeBSD [ACCT-2754]
  • Added suggestion to configure Linux process accounting [ACCT-9622]
  • Several new controls listed on website
  • Adjusted hardening index if total score was zero
  • Added suggestion for auditd.conf file [ACCT-9632]
  • Removed suggestion for audit log file [ACCT-9634]
  • Removed warning from NTP falsetickers test, added data to report [TIME-3132]
  • Removed warning from NTP selected time source test [TIME-3124]


More Information:

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