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Lynis Addon

What is Lynis

Lynis is an auditing-tool for Unix specialists. It scans the system as well as installed software and detects vulnerabilities. Additionally, the scan system provides general information and may point to possible configuration errors.

Requirements

  • You have to logon as root user login/su or equivalent rights by the use of sudo for example
  • You need write access to /var/log for the use of a log/debug report)
  • You need write access to /tmp temporary files)

To start Lynis, change to the Console, change the directory to /var/ipfire/lynis and execute the following command:

./lynis

Used without parameters Lynis displays you a list of valid parameters.
With the option-c Lynis will start a complete scan.

./lynis -c

NOTE

Not every alarm of Lynis is extremely critical and needs immedediate action; it may also shows notes and hints, which you may use to increase the system security.

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Older Revisions • August 22 at 5:29 pm • Jon