Tool comparison of Linux auditing tools

Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares LUNAR, Lynis, OpenSCAP, Tiger, and YASAT.

Tool comparison of LUNAR, Lynis, OpenSCAP, Tiger, and YASAT
LUNARLynisOpenSCAPTigerYASAT
Description

LUNAR is a security scanner that runs on a Linux system or other flavors of Unix. It provides insights on what can be done to harden the system.

Lynis is a security auditing tool for systems running Linux, macOS, or Unix. It can be used for security assessments and configuration audits.

Tools to assist administrators and auditors with assessment, measurement and enforcement of security baselines

Tiger a security audit and intrusion detection tool for flavors of Unix

YASAT describes itself as another simple stupid audit tool to test Linux systems. It has many tests for checking the security configuration of the system.

Dependencies
Strenghts
  • The source code of this software is available
  • The source code is easy to read and understand
  • More than 100 contributors
  • More than 8000 GitHub stars
  • Tool is easy to use
  • Available as package (simplified installation)
  • Commercial support available
  • Used language is shell script
  • Very low number of dependencies
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
  • The source code of this software is available
  • More than 25 contributors
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Supported by a large company
  • Used language is shell script
  • Project is mature (10+ years)
  • The source code of this software is available
  • Used language is shell script
Weaknesses
  • No updates for a while
  • No updates for a while
Programming language(s)

Shell script

Shell script

C

Shell script

Shell script

Last release

Unknown

3.0.6 (2021-07-22)

1.3.5 (2021-04-23)

3.2.3 (2010-03-03)

848 (2016-08-30)

Tool page (last updated)

2021-05-08

2021-07-23

2021-10-20

2021-05-08

2021-05-08

Tool score

64

100

80

59

70

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