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Project Summary

Lynis is an auditing tool for systems running Linux, BSD, or other Unix derivatives. It performs a security scan and determines the hardening state of the machine. Any detected security issues will be provided in the form of a suggestion or warning. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages, and possible configuration errors.

This software assists with automated auditing, compliance audits (PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc), system hardening, software patch management, vulnerability detection, and malware scanning. It can be run without prior installation.

Lynis is typically used by system administrators and security professionals.


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Project Security

Vulnerabilities per Version ( last 10 releases )

There are no reported vulnerabilities

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About Project Security

30 Day Summary

Jan 10 2023 — Feb 9 2023

12 Month Summary

Feb 9 2022 — Feb 9 2023
  • 33 Commits
    Down -142 (81%) from previous 12 months
  • 6 Contributors
    Down -29 (82%) from previous 12 months