hntool man page

HnTool — Hardening tool for Unix.

Synopsis

hntool [ -ln ]

Description

hntool Hardening tool for Unixes. It scans the system and available software, to detect security.

Options

-e EXCLUDE_LIST, --exclude=EXCLUDE_LIST

don't run the tests specified by MODULES_LIST

-l --list

returns list of available rules

--list_output_type

list the avaliable output formats

-m MODULES_LIST, --modules=MODULES_LIST

run only the tests specified by MODULES_LIST

-n --nocolors

does not use colors on output

Understanding the Output

There are 5 types of results:
OK :

 Means that the item checked is fine and that you do not need to worry

INFO:

 Means that you should know the item status, but probably it is fine. A port
 opened, for example.

LOW:

 Means that a security problem was found, but it does not provides a high risk
 for your system.

MEDIUM:

 Things are getting worse and you should start to worry about these itens.

HIGH:

 You have an important security hole/problem on your system and you
 should fix it NOW or run and save your life.

Info

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