Unix Example Audit Items

Nessus can broadly be used to test for permissions of files, content of a file, running processes, and user access control for a variety of Unix-based systems. Currently, checks are available to audit Solaris, Red Hat, AIX, HP-UX, SUSE, Gentoo, FreeBSD, Amazon Linux, Oracle Linux, Cent OS, OS X, Debian, and Ubuntu derivatives of Unix.

Unix Example

This audit checks whether the minimum password length on a Unix system is 14 or more characters.


name: "min_password_length"

description: "Minimum password length"

value: "14..MAX"