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Tool and Usage

Project details

Programming language
shell script
Corentin LABBE
Latest release
848 []

Project health

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Why this tool?

The YASAT tool performs a system scan to detect configuration issues and possible improvements for hardening the system. Typically you would use this on new and existing systems.

How it works

YASAT uses a plugins directory where all tests are stored. This directory also contains data files. These data files are being used by the tests to check the system state.

Background information

YASAT uses some code components of Lynis. The development of YASAT itself seems to have stalled in the last few years. As Linux distributions continue to evolve, we suggest using the more active development tools, like Lynis.

The development of this tool looks to be stalled or stopped.

Usage and audience

YASAT is commonly used for configuration audit, IT audit, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are system administrators.


  • Command line interface
  • HTML output

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


  • - No updates for a while

Author and Maintainers

YASAT is under development by Corentin LABBE.


Supported operating systems

YASAT is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

YASAT alternatives

Similar tools to YASAT:



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



Otseca is a security tool that helps with gathering system information. It can be useful for penetration tests and security assessments, to automate some parts of the process.



Orthrus is a security framework and auditing tool. It allows monitoring and analyzing security configurations across multiple environments.

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