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lynis-3.0.5.tar.gz and lynis-3.0.6.tar.gz

About: Lynis is a security and system auditing tool.

FAQ  (lynis-3.0.5):FAQ  (lynis-3.0.6)
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[+] General [+] General
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Q: I don't understand the program (output), what to do? Q: I don't understand the program (output), what to do?
A: Keep reading this FAQ. Also useful are the README file and the log file A: Keep reading this FAQ. Also useful are the README file and the log file
(default: /var/log/lynis.log). Or check out the documentation on the (default: /var/log/lynis.log). Or check out the documentation on the
website: https://cisofy.com/support/ website: https://cisofy.com/support/
Q: I can't find any configuration file for Lynis, where is it? Q: I can't find any configuration file for Lynis, where is it?
A: Lynis uses profiles. They are similar to a configuration file and determine A: Lynis uses profiles. A profile is similar to a configuration file and
how a security scan should be performed. determines how a security scan should be performed. Profiles are usually
stored in /etc/lynis or can be found using 'lynis show profiles'.
Q: My version is outdated, what can I do to upgrade? Q: My version is outdated, what can I do to upgrade?
Check out the upgrade guide: https://cisofy.com/documentation/lynis/upgradi ng/ Check out the upgrade guide: https://cisofy.com/documentation/lynis/upgradi ng/
Q: Why is there no port/package for my operating system? Q: Why is there no port/package for my operating system?
A: Because there is no maintainer for it yet. If you have the time to keep A: Because there is no maintainer for it yet. If you have the time to keep
the port/package current for your preferred operating system, let us know. the port/package current for your preferred operating system, let us know.
Q: What to do with the report files? Q: What to do with the report files?
A: The output could be used for monitoring (baseline checks). For users of the A: The output could be used for monitoring (baseline checks). For users of the
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A: Use a second console (or connection) and check the output of ps/lsof etc, A: Use a second console (or connection) and check the output of ps/lsof etc,
to see the status of the active subroutine. If a specific test hangs for a to see the status of the active subroutine. If a specific test hangs for a
very long time, try to kill that specific process (ie grpck) and see if very long time, try to kill that specific process (ie grpck) and see if
Lynis continues. Afterwards, run the command manually to see the cause. Lynis continues. Afterwards, run the command manually to see the cause.
Check the log file for additional information. Usually the last few lines Check the log file for additional information. Usually the last few lines
will indicate what test is stuck. will indicate what test is stuck.
Q: When running Lynis, it shows me the usage help even while using correct Q: When running Lynis, it shows me the usage help even while using correct
parameters, why? parameters, why?
A: This can happen with alternative shells. Try using a different shell to A: This can happen with alternative shells. Try using a different shell to
invoke Lynis (example: bash lynis -c). invoke Lynis (example: bash lynis audit system).
Q: One or more tests are giving incorrect output. How to solve that? Q: One or more tests are giving incorrect output. How to solve that?
A: Check the log file. If that also has incorrect data, let us know via GitHub A: Check the log file. If that also has incorrect data, let us know via GitHub
or the developer e-mail address. or use the developer e-mail address.
Q: The program takes long to complete and also uses too much resources. Can it Q: The program takes long to complete and also uses too much resources. Can it
be tuned? be tuned?
A: The time it takes to complete depends on the amount of tests to run. A: The time it takes to complete depends on the amount of tests to run.
However the resources it take can be slightly lowered by increasing the However the resources it take can be slightly lowered by increasing the
pause_between_tests profile option. Keep in mind this increases the total pause_between_tests profile option. Keep in mind this increases the total
length of the scan to complete. length of the scan to complete.
[+] Network related issues [+] Network related issues
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