Lynis Auditing Tool 2.1.1

Scans the system and available software to detect security issues

  1. Adds a lot of improvements, with focus on performance

    Mr. Penguin
    = Lynis 2.1.1 (2015-07-22) =
    This release adds a lot of improvements, with focus on performance, and
    additional support for common Linux distributions and external utilities.
    We recommend to use this latest version.
    * Operating system enhancements
    -------------------------------
    Support for systems like CentOS, openSUSE, Slackware is improved.
    * Performance
    -------------
    Performance tuning has been applied, to speed up execution of the audit on
    systems with many files. This also includes code cleanups.
    * Automatic updates
    -------------------
    Initial work on an automatic updater has been implemented. This way Lynis
    can be scheduled for automatic updating from a trusted source.
    * Internal functions
    --------------------
    Not all systems have readlink, or the -f option of readlink. The
    ShowSymlinkPath function has been extended with a Python based check, which
    is often available.
    * Software support
    ------------------
    Apache module directory /usr/lib64/apache has been added, which is used on
    openSUSE.
    Support for Chef has been added.
    Added tests for CSF's lfd utility for integrity monitoring on directories and
    files. Related tests are FINT-4334 and FINT-4336.
    Added support for Chrony time daemon and timesync daemon. Additionally NTP
    sychronization status is checked when it is enabled.
    Improved single user mode protection on the rescue.service file.
    * Other
    -------
    Check for user permissions has been extended.
    Python binary is now detected, to help with symlink detection.
    Several new legal terms have been added, which are used for usage in banners.
    In several files old tests have been removed, to further clean up the code.
    * Bug fixes
    ---------
    Nginx test showed error when access_log had multiple parameters.
    Tests using locate won't be performed if not present.
    Fix false positive match on Squid unsafe ports [SQD-3624].
    The hardening index is now also inserted into the report if it is not displayed
    on screen.
    And more!
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