Lynis 2.2.0 - Security Auditing Tool for Unix/Linux Systems
--auditor "Given name Surname" Assign an auditor name to the audit (report) --checkall -c Start the check --check-update Check if Lynis is up-to-date --cronjob Run Lynis as cronjob (includes -c -Q) --help -h Shows valid parameters --manpage View man page --nocolors Do not use any colors --pentest Perform a penetration test scan (non-privileged) --quick -Q Don't wait for user input, except on errors --quiet Only show warnings (includes --quick, but doesn't wait) --reverse-colors Use a different color scheme for lighter backgrounds --version -V Check program version (and quit)
= Lynis 2.2.0 (2016-03-18) = We are proud to present this new release of Lynis. It is a major upgrade, and the result of many months of work. This version includes new features and tests, and many small enhancements. We encourage all to test and upgrade to this latest release. * Highlights ------------ The biggest change in this release is the optimization of several functions. It allows for better detection, and dealing with the quirks, of every single operating system. Some functions were fortified to handle unexcepted results better, like missing a particular binary, or not returning the hostname. This release also enables tests to be shorter, by adding new functions. Some functions were renamed or slightly changed, to provide more value to the tooling. Another big change in this release is a wide set of optimizations and quality testing. Outdated pieces were removed, or rewritten, to support features seen in newer distributions. In the area of compliance, adjustments have been made to start supporting more in-depth testing for this. Ideal for companies who have a particular compliance need, or want to test and enforce the system hardening levels of their systems. Last but not least, many small changes make this software easier to use. On our website we added new guides to provide help and support. We like to thank our contributors, in particular Kamil Boratyński, Steve Bosek, and Eric Light. Their contributions helped us greatly shaping this release.