Tools compared: Linux vulnerability scanners
Finding the right tool for the job can be difficult task. This sheet compares Lynis, OpenSCAP, OpenVAS, salt-scanner and Vuls.
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
OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
Salt-scanner is Linux vulnerability scanner based on Salt Open and Vulners audit API. It has Slack notifications and JIRA integration.
Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and can use a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities. It has multiple levels of scanning, from a fast scan up to a deep scan with extensive analysis.
More than 50 contributors, Commercial support available, More than 4000 GitHub stars, 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
The source code of this software is available, Well-known tool
The source code of this software is available
More than 50 contributors, More than 5000 GitHub stars, The source code of this software is available
No releases on GitHub available
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