Lynis v1.6.4 Released

Lynis v1.6.4 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 v1.6.4


  • Boot loader detection for AIX [BOOT-5102]
  • Detection of getcap and lsvg binary
  • Added filesystem_ext to report
  • Detect rootsh



  • Hide errors when RPM database is faulty and show suggestion instead [PKGS-7308]
  • Allow OpenBSD to gather information on listening network ports [NETW-3012]
  • Don’t trigger warning for Shellshock when doing segfault test [SHLL-6290]
  • Do not run Apache test on OpenBSD and strip control chars [HTTP-6624]
  • Extended AIDE test with configuration validation test [FIND-4314]
  • Improved Shellshock test regarding non-Linux support [SHLL-6290]
  • Added support for gathering volume groups on AIX [FILE-6311]
  • Properly parse PAM lines and add them to report [AUTH-9264]
  • Support for boot loader detection on OpenBSD [BOOT-5159]
  • Added uptime detection for OpenBSD systems [BOOT-5202]
  • Support for volume groups on AIX [FILE-6312]
  • Redirect errors when searching for readlink binary


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