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Old 12th June 2008, 09:41 AM
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Security audit tools

Hi,
I'm looking for good security audit tools to check system security in Unix/Linux environments. I've found nessus to be a good tool, but a tool is needed also to check ssh configurations, file permissions and so on... Any suggestions? It would be necessary to perform these test from remote pc (with ssh for example).

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Old 12th June 2008, 10:34 AM
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Well, I haven't checked it out yet, but yesterday pete_1967 recommended BackTrack as "an excellent distro for white hat cracking", so I guess this will have a large variety of tools that'll help you.

Check it out.
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Old 12th June 2008, 12:56 PM
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this is what i do as my day job, and i've found nothing works better than some homebrew shell scripts executed over ssh.

nessus, especially the commercial v3 with compliance support is good - you write an xml-type file and it checks things like permissions etc; plus write a nasl script and get it executed over ssh, which is what i originally did before i replaced it all with shell scripts (bit more reliable across platforms).

nmap has a new scripting engine thats getting interesting too.
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