Lynis version 1.2.9 just released

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.

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  • Support for Squid3
  • Added Squid unsafe ports check [SQD-3624]
  • Added Squid configuration file permission check [SQD-3613]
  • Added Squid test: reply_body_max_size option [SQD-3630]
  • Added /etc/init.d/rc and /etc/init.d/rcS to umask test [AUTH-9328]
  • Check PHP option allow_url_include [PHP-2378]


  • Extended possible Squid configuration file locations
  • Added additional sysctl keys to default profile
  • Fixed typo in squid.conf checks
  • Improved descriptions, logging and reporting for several tests
  • Corrected /etc/security/limits.conf path in test [KRNL-5820]
  • Updated man page, limited lines to 80 chars

More information: here