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  • Name: Lynis
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  • This should be included in the Solus prepositories because it allows users to harden their system, and check to make sure there are no CVEs, and use best practices to keep their system secure
  • Open source:
    • yes, GPLv3 license
  • Versioned tarball
  • 2 distro:
  • age:
    • last release: 2017-10-29
  • Github Repo

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baimafeima renamed this task from Lynis package request to Lynis Security Auditing Tool.Dec 13 2017, 8:51 PM
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I suppose it'll make sense to have this already installed either by default or to install it right after installing the OS to be able to benefit from it?

DataDrake triaged this task as Normal priority.
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
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@baimafeima most likely a mix of us using it to audit things and for others to audit their configuration changes. Since it is CLI only, there's no real need to have it installed by default.

I'll be working on this since we are starting to evaluate it at work for other reasons.

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Closing task. @DataDrake feel free to re-open when you have a package for it :P

Re-opening after short discussion with Bryan :P

Unknown Object (User) added a subscriber: Unknown Object (User).Dec 25 2018, 4:29 PM

Any potential update on this?

The company I'm working at is using Lynis and while I can install it myself, having it as a system package would make Solus a more viable user OS for less technical people who don't want to be running Ubuntu.

@Adrian-Turjak I'm not letting this in the repo until I've had a chance to work with upstream to fix how it interacts with Solus. Right now it doesn't correctly report the status of many things. If you need it for scanning remote systems, it's just Bash and can easily be run from an unpacked archive.

@DataDrake Can you clarify which things it doesn't handle well on Solus? As we are intending to run it on our machines for local audit to export to our security team.

@Adrian-Turjak from what I know lynis interacts with apt-get but not with eopkg, it is lacking in this regard and may confuse users. Upstream has to support eopkg for this package to be candidate for inclusion.