Tag Archive | "linux-security"


11 September 2014 | 2,056 views

Lynis v1.6.0 Released For Download – Linux Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an open source linux security auditing tool. The primary goal is to help users with auditing and hardening of Unix and Linux based systems. The software is very flexible and runs on almost every Unix based system (including Mac). Even the installation of the software itself is optional! It’s a great tool for [...]

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09 December 2013 | 1,304 views

Linux.Darlloz Worm Targets x86 Linux PCs & Embedded Devices

So this is not a particularly technical source article, but it looks fairly interesting and I haven’t heard of this Linux.Darlloz worm before, so it might be new to some of you too. Seems like it’s going after old php-cgi installs, which are very common on embedded systems (routers/pos systems/stbs etc). The vulnerability being used [...]

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16 November 2013 | 3,245 views

Linux Backdoor Fokirtor Injects Traffic Into SSH Protocol

Earlier this week we wrote about an Internet Explorer 0-day which used an in-memory drive by attack, which was pretty smart. Now another new type of malware (a backdoor in this case), this time targeting Linux known as Fokirtor. There is no real discussion of the exploit used to plant this backdoor (if it was [...]

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18 April 2012 | 3,852 views

NfSpy – ID-spoofing NFS Client Tool – Mount NFS Shares Without Account

We wrote about this tool originally last year – NfSpy – ID-spoofing NFS Client – Falsify NFS Credentials – and a new version just came out! NfSpy has just been updated to support NFSv3, a more efficient and widespread protocol than the previous NFSv2. NfSpy is a FUSE filesystem written in Python that automatically changes [...]

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26 July 2011 | 11,328 views

NfSpy – ID-spoofing NFS Client – Falsify NFS Credentials

NfSpy is a FUSE filesystem written in Python that automatically changes UID and GID to give you full access to any file on an NFS share. Use it to mount an NFS export and act as the owner of every file and directory. Vulnerability Exploited NFS before version 4 is reliant upon host trust relationships [...]

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03 June 2010 | 8,625 views

sectool – Security Audit Tool & IDS

sectool is a security tool that can be used both as a security audit as well as a part of an intrusion detection system. It consists of set of tests, library and textual/graphical frontend. Tests are sorted into groups and security levels. Administrators can run selected tests, groups or whole security levels. Security Levels Naive [...]

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20 January 2010 | 13,100 views

BackTrack Final 4 Released – Linux Security Distribution

BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing arsenal that aids security professionals in the ability to perform assessments in a purely native environment dedicated to hacking. Regardless if you’re making BackTrack your primary operating system, booting from a LiveDVD, or using your favorite thumbdrive, BackTrack has been customized down to every package, kernel configuration, script and [...]

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07 January 2010 | 4,929 views

YASAT – Yet Another Stupid Audit Tool

YASAT (Yet Another Stupid Audit Tool) is a simple stupid audit tool. Its goal is to be as simple as possible with minimum binary dependencies (only sed, grep and cut). It do many tests for checking security configuration issue or others good practice. It checks many software configurations like: Apache PHP kernel MySQL OpenVPN Packages [...]

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15 April 2009 | 5,563 views

Lynis 1.2.6 Released – UNIX System & Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This software aims in assisting automated auditing, software patch management, vulnerability and malware scanning of Unix based systems. It [...]

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16 July 2008 | 6,124 views

Lynis – Security & System Auditing Tool for UNIX/Linux

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes. This is a tool that might be useful for both penetration testers performing white box tests and system admins [...]

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