sysechk (System Security Checker)

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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

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 and remarks

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.


Supported operating systems

Sysechk is known to work on Linux.

sysechk alternatives

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Project details
Latest release0.9 [2012-12-02]
LicenseAGPL 3.0

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

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