STIG viewer for Linux?

Does anyone know where to find a STIG viewer for Linux?


AUR (en) - stig (

There’s a git as well.

As in Security Technical Implementation Guide. This is a DISA thing that requires a special viewer. I don’t think a reader for Linux exists but I thought I’d take a shot.

@fecklesstech WIll this help ?,the%20licensing%20and%20distribution%20model%20for%20Java%20software.

I found the zip file but I don’t know what to do with it. I was hoping I could find a STIG viewer already packaged.

As I am not proffesional in the specified field, but according to your words I can try to help.

The above mentioned package is for unzipping zip files.

My bad. I should’ve been more concise. I can unzip it. I just don’t understand the contents. Fortunately I found a STIG viewer .deb package on GitHub. Unfortunately debtap rendered a tar.zst package that won’t install on EOS. I’ll try the .deb package on my Mint system when I get home from work. Cheers.

A document about cyber security that requires windoze to read it.



DISA customers don’t use stock Windoze. They use a hardened version called SDC (Standard Desktop Configuration). It’s W10 pro with the spyware disabled and STIGed beyond recognition. Too bad the rest of us can’t use SDC.

Sounds like a bunch of gobbledygook to me:

– Quickly now, call the ambulance! This man is having a stroke!

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Sorry about the alphabet soup. DISA is the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA STIGs are lists of recommended security and privacy settings for operating systems and applications. For reasons I don’t understand you have to install a special viewing app to read them. This is easy for Windows users. For Linux it’s going to take a little research.

Download this unzip it. Open a terminal in the unzipped folder. Then simply run ./STIGViewer . It is designed as an extremely portable self contained application. It is not distro specific. I would not use a download from anywhere else if it matters, i.e. job related.

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Thanks! That solved my problem. Now I just need to try it out in my classroom.

BTW, I tried the .deb STIG viewer (stig_2.0.0_amd64.deb) on MX and it installed normally but wouldn’t open any STIGs. I don’t know what’s wrong with it.

Literally if it ain’t on this page then it is unofficial, and cannot be used for “real” work. With that in mind, it could be a number of different items that are breaking it, from the java environment to a missing library. Since 2019 the standalone app is the recommended method to use the viewer and all future development is being done with purely opensource projects.