Lynis is a security auditing tool for Linux
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS§
The Lynis package is available in the repositories and can be installed using apt:
sudo apt install lynis
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS§
Note: These steps are modified from the original instructions on the Lynis website, as I have apt-transport-https installed and translations disabled already.
Import GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com \ --recv-keys C80E383C3DE9F082E01391A0366C67DE91CA5D5F
Add Cisofy’s repository:
echo "deb https://packages.cisofy.com/community/lynis/deb/ stable main" | \ sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cisofy-lynis.list
Install lynis package:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install lynis
Check installed version:
lynis show version
Perform system check§
sudo lynis audit system
Generate HTML report§
sudo lynis audit system | ansi2html -lw > report.html
-l disable word wrap
-w use a white background
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