sysechk (System Security Checker)

Tool and Usage

System Security Checker, or sysechk, is a tool to perform a system audit against a set of best practices. It uses a modular approach to test the system.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a configuration audit tool and Linux security audit tool.

sysechk is commonly used for IT audit or system hardening. Target users for this tool are auditors, security professionals, and system administrators.


  • sysechk is written in shell script
  • Can run non-privileged (as normal user)
  • Command line interface

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Sysechk is under development by Cédric Félizard.


Support operating systems

Sysechk is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release0.9 [2012-12-02]
License(s)AGPL 3.0
Last updatedSept. 24, 2017

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