Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX Unix Security Analysis Tool
Download configuration extractor and analyzer
This tool has two parts:
- The Unix configuration extractor is a script that runs on the server to extract necessary security configurations. This script doesn't make any changes to the server other than creating the dump files
Any computer AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, or Linux
Download Extract Script version 4 (2007-10-21).
- The Unix configuration analysis tool runs on your workstation to analyze the information extrated by the script. Since most IT Security auditors use Windows workstations, the analyzer runs on Windows.
Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, NT4, 2000, 2003, 2008, or 2012. With .net 2.0
Please note: The program will install the .net Framework 2.0 if not already installed.
512MB RAM required, 1GB+ recommended.
Download Analyzer version 2.1 for .net 2.0 (2013-02-26).
- Download the Extract Script and Analyzer
- Have the system administrator of the server in question copy the extract script into a new blank directory, review and run the script (the script is a plain batch file to assure administrators that it won't harm their production servers)
- Note that the extraction script is designed for many flavours of Unix. As such, it produces many file not found errors as it runs. This is normal and does not indicate any problems.
- Install/run the analyzer tool onto a separate workstation
- If you encounter an error while installing a new version of the application, do the following:
- Click Start
- Click Control Panel
- Click Add/Remove programs
- Scroll Down and Click Unix Analyzer
- Select Remove the application from this computer and click OK
- Reinstall the analyzer by downloading it again
- once the script runs, copy the generated files to the analysis workstation. If sending to an auditor, I recommend compressing and encrypting the folder in which the script was executed.
- In the Analyzer, click the "Browse" button and select the directory that contains the dump files. The analysis will happen automatically.
How does the program send optional anonymous statistic contributions?
The analyzer program sends the anonymous statistics through an SSL Connection. The analyzer does not send information that may identify the analyzed computer.
Can I prevent the program from sending anonymous statistics?
Yes, uncheck the checkbox beside "Compare results to common practice (sends anonymous statistics to web server)" on the Options tab. Please note, however, that disabling this option will prevent the analyzer from comparing your results to common practice.
When and why does the program access the Internet?
The program accesses the Internet three times:
When the program starts, it checks for updates in the background. If an update is available, the next time the program starts, it will ask you if you want to update.
If comparing results to common practice is enabled, anonymous statistics are sent to the web server, which will return a comparison of the analyzed results to common practice. All of these communications are encrypted through SSL encryption
After clicking "more info" beside test results, the program will download help pages from the web server into the "Help" tab.
Is this program really free?
Yes. I wrote this program to help automate my Windows security analysis and to understand industry practice.
The program tests the target computer's configuration against industry best practice.
However, would like to better understand industry common practice.
I hope that the optional anonymous statistics contribution system will provide a means to rate configurations against common industry practice in addition to the best practice.
Starting with the December 2006 edition, the analyzer will rate your configuration against the common practice.
How do you make money?
I audit IT controls. I created this tool to make my job easier and to help put controls into perspective for clients. To help to pay for this website, I have also added Google ads to the pages on this site.
Unix security analysis features
Please note that some of the following features are only reported on operating systems that support them.
Save results to Excel
Comprehensive help on test results to provide background risk information
Operating System version
Failed user logon attepts
HP-UX TCB Failed Logon attepts from a terminal
Syslog failed logon attempt reporting
Minimum password age
Maximum password age
Password reuse count
Password reuse time
Password composition limitations
Inactive account lockout thresholds
Root-specific password limitations
Pre-login (issue) banner
Post-login (message of the day) banner
Banner set through Herald
Sendmail greeting displaying version information
List files that run as root (SUID)
List files that run with group permissions
List files that may be difficult to delete
Files with world-writable permissions
Files with world read, write, and execute (777) permissions
Files without a user owner
Files without a group owner
Accounts without passwords
HP-UX TCB Accounts without passwords
Server configuration to force password use
Restrictions to prevent root from logging in remotely
Network Tracing and Logging (NETTL)
Automatic saving of hardware logs (PDCINFO)
NIS Master Server
NIS Slave Server
Password/group caching/hashing daemon (PWGRD) with NIS
Password/group caching/hashing daemon (PWGRD)
Web Administration Server
APC UPS Powerchute
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