Rootkit scanner is scanning tool to ensure you for about 99.9%* you're clean of nasty tools. This tool scans for rootkits, backdoors and local exploits by running tests like:
on 10/01/2009 – Made popular on 10/01/2009
Fast and tiny CMS Wordpress Security scanner to find vulnerable plugins installed and to give related exploits details. Exploits found also for Wordpress version identified. Useful for Penetration Tests tasks and/or for Fun and Profit. Actual version count 240 security tests.
Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.
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I recently installed Crunchbang on my desktop computer, which has been my scanning workhorse this far. I have an old Agfa Duoscan F40 flatbed scanner and on WinXP I used Vuescan, which also works on Linux, for all my scanning. After plugging in the scanner (USB) and turning it on, and launching Vuescan, the application doesn't detect the scanner.
I've got a centOS 6 64 bit server, and have installed rkhunter.
I spent some time running scans and tweaking things so that rkhunter throws up no warnings (e.g setting the PermitRootLogin var in /etc/rkhunter.conf to the same value as in my sshd.conf, and running rkhunter --propupd), however I still have one thing popping up in the logs:
872059-[10:57:36] Info: Starting test name 'hidden_ports'
Although Kaspersky Lab has done a lot of analysis on the worrisomely evolving TDSS malware, and has released its own rootkit killer, BitDefender has also come forth with its own TDL4 removal tool protection.