Lynis Security Controls

ACCT-9636 - Linux audit trail (Snoopy)


This control checks if the Snoopy library can be found, which is a wrapper around execve() and logger. By implementing Snoopy an audit trail can be created by logging all executed commands.



How to solve

Install Snoopy to log all executed commands to the authpriv (usually /var/log/auth.log)

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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control ACCT-9636. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.


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