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Lynis (4) Versions 1.0.0

Installs/Configures Lynis

cookbook 'Lynis', '= 1.0.0'
cookbook 'Lynis', '= 1.0.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install Lynis
knife supermarket download Lynis
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Lynis Cookbook

This cookbook installs Lynis and can also execute the security audit report if instructed.

What is Lynis?

Lynis is a software component to audit Unix based systems. Lynis Enterprise uses Lynis to gather data from machines. Additionally it has an administration interface, reporting, implementation plans, hardening guidance and more. For more details, refer to -


Depends on cookbooks * apt * apt-transport-https


  • Tested on ubuntu-16.04 only


  • Chef 12.0 or later





This would install lynis and execute the audit report

e.g. Just include Lynis in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [


This would install lynis only

e.g. Just include Lynis::install in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [


This would execute the security audit report. It would also check if the lynis package is installed. The report is generated by default under /var/log/. The 2 report files are - * lynis.log * lynis-report.dat

e.g. Just include Lynis::audit in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [


  1. Create a branch of the repository on Bitbucket
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Bitbucket

License and Authors

Authors: Mrinal Mukherjee

Dependent cookbooks

apt ~> 4.0.2

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


This file is used to list changes made in each version of the Lynis cookbook.


  • [Mrinal Mukherjee] - Initial release of Lynis


  • [Mrinal Mukherjee] - Updated the licence to GPL since Lynis is released as GPL

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1.0.0 passed this metric

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FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/1bf00314b8803ca53ed55e60/Lynis/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/1bf00314b8803ca53ed55e60/Lynis/metadata.rb:1