Lynis v-1.5.9 released : is a system and security auditing tool for Unix/Linux.

Lynis v-1.5.9 released : is a system and security auditing tool for Unix/Linux.

Tool ADDED :

  • – Check for lp daemon (printing) [PRNT-2314]
  • – Added Qmail status detection [MAIL-8860]
  • – New NetBSD boot loader test [BOOT-5126]
  • – Added test for automation tools like Cfengine and Puppet [TOOL-5002]
  • – Added KRNL-5830 control to website
  • – Added detection for Puppet
  • – Added tooling category

Changes v-1.5.9:

  • – Security repository test extended with /etc/apt/sources.list.d [PKGS-7388]
  • – Added exception case for CUPS configuration (listen statement) [PRNT-2308]
  • – Improved detection of TMOUT setting in shell profile file [SHLL-6220]
  • – Perform promiscuous interfaces test for NetBSD as well [NETW-3014]
  • – Perform swap partition parameters test on all systems [FILE-6336]
  • – Also check password file on DragonFlyBSD and NetBSD [AUTH-9208]
  • – Show message regarding toor user for all systems [AUTH-9204]
  • – Check for available interfaces on NetBSD as well [NETW-3004]
  • – Extended UFS file system test with FFS support [FILE-6329]
  • – Improvements for step-tickers file test [TIME-3160]
  • – Perform sockstat test for NetBSD [NETW-3012]
  • – Gather IP addresses for NetBSD [NETW-3008]
  • – Test MAC addresses on NetBSD [NETW-3006]
  • – Added /usr/X11R7/bin directory to search for binaries
  • – Improved full qualified domain name (FQDN) check for Linux
  • – Don’t show follow-up hints when there are no warnings or suggestions
  • – Improved IsRunning function to better target processes
  • – Several smaller adjustments in text and descriptions
  • – Extended ReportException function with logging text
  • – Improved GetHostID function for NetBSD and Solaris
  • – Added printing_daemon and mail_daemon to report
  • – Binaries extended with tools like kstat, puppetLynis is a system and security auditing tool

Lynis is a system and security auditing tool for Unix/Linux. Main audience of this tool is security consultants, auditors and system administrators. This tool performs a security audit of the system and determines how well it is hardened. Any detected security issues will be provided in the form of a suggestion or warning at the end of the audit. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and possible configuration errors. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, hardening, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix/Linux based systems. It can be run without prior installation, so inclusion on read only storage is possible (USB stick, cd/dvd).
Lynis assists auditors in performing Basel II, GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOx (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance audits, by automation of control testing.


  • System auditing
  • Hardening suggestions
  • Security scan
  • Vulnerability scan

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