Lynis Security Controls

DBS-1886 - Redis CONFIG parameter


By default the CONFIG command can be used. To prevent users from using this command, it can be disabled or renamed for an additional level of security.



How to solve

Use the 'rename-command CONFIG' setting for Redis to harden your configuration. You might need to apply this to multiple Redis configurations if several instances are running on it.

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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control DBS-1886. 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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