Lynis Security Controls
TOOL-5002 - Check for automation tools
This control checks if there are tools installed which help with automating system management. This increases integrity and stability of systems, by keep systems equally managed and configured, with only minor exceptions depending on the role of the machine.
How to solve
Install and configure automation tools like configuration management (Cfengine, Puppet or other), to help automating repeating tasks and increase integrity of systems.
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Linux and Unix System Hardening
This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control TOOL-5002. All information should be considered as-is, without guarantees. Any advice or snippets should be tested before implementing in production environments.
Lynis is a technical security audit tool for Unix flavors like Linux, macOS, AIX, Solaris, and *BSD. It is open source software and free to use. The project has an active community, including open development via GitHub.
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- Centralized management
- Prioritized plans
- Integration (API)
- Improvement snippets for tools like Ansible, Chef, Cfengine, Puppet, and SaltStack