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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.


Recent releases

  •  22 Apr 2003 14:02

    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.

    •  01 Aug 1999 22:12

      Release Notes: First announcement.

      Recent comments

      22 Apr 2003 05:51 javifs

      New Tiger versions include TARA fixes
      Please notice that the new (post-2.2.4) Tiger ( versions include TARA improvements and much more. If you want to be up-to-date (to new features, and new checks) you should be using the 3.x releases of Tiger, available at
      Savannah. Tara seems to be upgraded to newer Tiger releases but, for the moment, the latest Tiger releases are more recent than Tara's.


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