Tiger Analytical Research Assistant (TARA) is an upgrade to the TAMU 'tiger' program. tiger is a set of scripts that scan a Unix system looking for security problems, in the same fashion as Dan Farmer's COPS. Since 'tiger' has not been updated since 1994, there were numerous changes made to the 'systems' directories. Output was streamlined to provide a more readable report file. Also, minor bugs in the 'scripts' directory were corrected. TARA was tested under Red Hat Version 5.2 (kernel 2.0.35), SGI IRIX 6.5, and SunOS 5.7.
Release Notes: This version was updated to work correctly with SunOS and IRIX. check_root was updated for openSSH permitRootLogin. SunOS/5/gen_passwd_sets was updated to address null shell in passwd file. util/installsigs was updated to delete the root signature file. check_rootkit was added to detect when a rootkit has been used on a system.
Release Notes: First announcement.