Fedora 35 Security Lab

I have setup F35 on a new Fresh VM, chose XFCE as desktop, after setup I noticed that there is a an item “Security Lab” just before the system item in the application menu. I understand what nmap or wireshark are bu I see a bunch of utilites and tools in the system item, clicking on anyone, I get a terminal and prompted to enter password
Really confused what all is this about? I googled found some articles but not clear how to proceed

Maybe take a look at /root/anaconda-ks.cfg and see what was installed initially?

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Ok but I am interested more to understand how this security lab works or help me?

Those are different tools that scan the system for known malware. Each requires root permissions to do their job so when run they require the user password for sudo equivalent permissions elevation to operate.

You can find out what each does by searching for the app name, some (probably most) will have a man page entry and others (all) will have usage info available with a web search.


Fedora Security Lab

provides a safe test environment to work on security auditing, forensics, system rescue and teaching security testing methodologies in universities and other organizations.

So if you’re not doing those kinds of activities, it’s probably not relevant to you.


Yes I do and have a Kali2020 machine to run security checkings on my small-office network regurlary, that is why I am interested to know more.

@computersavvy, I tried and entered my password (my user is a sudoer), after typing the password the terminal disappears