Tool and Usage
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.
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.
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
Supported operating systems
YASAT is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.
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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