LYNIS - Generic Lynis

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This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control LYNIS and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

This is a generic Lynis control (see details)

How to solve

When you got this control, your version might be outdated, or an internal part of Lynis gave a message. First thing to check is if you are running the latest version. If you are running a package from a Linux distribution, consider switching over to the official packages.

Additional resources

Need more details?

Consider an upgrade to Lynis Enterprise to receive more guidance. The Enterprise version helps to you with daily health checks of your environment, learn in-depth system hardening, and resources to protect your systems better.

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About

Lynis is a technical security auditing tool for Unix flavors like Linux, macOS, AIX, Solaris, and *BSD. It is open source software and free to use. Typical usage include system hardening, compliance testing, and vulnerability scanning. The project has an active community, including development via GitHub.

Lynis Enterprise

Do you need to collect data from multiple systems or compliance reporting? Lynis Enterprise uses Lynis to collect the data and make your work easier.

Benefits: automate security audits, detailed reporting, compliance testing.

  • Centralized management
  • Improvement plan with priorities
  • Reporting
  • Dashboards
  • Predefined policies
  • Integration (API)
  • Improvement snippets for tools like Ansible, Chef, Cfengine, Puppet, and SaltStack
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