Cool Linux CD is a bootable CD that contains a a live Linux distribution based on RedHat 7.3. It also includes the XFS filesystem, devfs, IceWM, QVWM, ROX-filer, OpenOffice.org, Opera, Mozilla, Sylpheed, Pan, Licq, X-chat, GFTP, ppp-redialer, xmms, xine, mplayer, gqview, LinNeighborhood, IPTraffic, VMWare, and more.
The Viper IDS is an IDS sensor that can be used stand-alone or as an add-on to the Wolverine Firewall and VPN server. It can log all alert information to a remote MySQL database that can be analyzed by applications such as ACID, or can be used with Wolverine to provide real-time responses to potential threats by dynamically adjusting perimeter firewall rule sets. It uses Snort for attack signature detection.
ReVirt is part of the CoVirt project, which investigated on the use of virtual machines to provide security in an operating-system-independent manner to enable the security system to function independently from the guest operating system. ReVirt logs enough information to replay the entire intrusive sequence instruction-by-instruction so that a detailed observation on the attack can be documented. It includes a system called BackTracker that helps system administrators understand (and thereby recover from) an intrusion, by automatically identifying potential sequences of steps that occurred in an intrusion. Starting with a single detection point (e.g., a suspicious file), BackTracker identifies files and processes that could have affected that detection point and displays chains of events in a dependency graph.
stresslinux is a minimal Linux distribution that runs from a bootable CDROM or via PXE. It makes use of some utitlities such as stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, lm_sensors, etc. It is dedicated to users who want to test their system(s) entirely on high load and monitor the health of these systems.
ThePacketMaster Linux Security Server is a CD-based security auditing tool that boots and runs penetration testing and forensic analysis tools. It is handy for security auditors. Some tools included are nessus, ethereal, The Coroner's Toolkit, chntpw, and minicom. It includes modules for any Linux 2.4.20 SCSI driver.
Local Area Security Knoppix is a 'Live CD' distribution based on Knoppix but with a strong emphasis on security tools and small footprint. There are two different versions of L.A.S. Linux to fit two specific size requirements. There is a 185 MB version and a 210 MB version to fit on MiniCDs of the same size.
redWall is a bootable CD-ROM firewall which focuses on Web-based reporting of the firewall's status. It includes Snort, snortsam, dansguardian, and support for fwbuilder, squidguard, reporting (using BASE/sarg/ntop/webfwlog), VPN (Openswan/PoPToP/Openvpn), Spam Filtering (spamassassin, dcc, razor2, clamav, amavis-new, dspam and maia mailguard), and mail-based, alerting. Configuration data are stored on a floppy or USB disk.