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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