coSARA: Integration of SARA and coLinux
With an initial release in 1999, The Security Auditor's Security Assistant (SARA) became one of the premier GPL (limited only by Farmer/Weitse reluctance to release SATAN code as full GPL) network vulnerability scanners supporting the INFOSEC community. One of the limitations of SARA is the requirement that it operate on a Unix/Linux platform.
Coperative Linux (colinux) provides a cooperative virtual Linux environment on Windows 200* and XP systems. The coLinux environment appears to live peacefully with Windows for most applications.
Advanced Research Corporation (ARC), the developer of SARA, has integratd SARA into the coLinux infrastructure which has yielded a portable SARA capability that can operate under Windows, Unix, and Linux operating systems!
The coSARA package (denoted as SARA [coLinux]) comprises of the following elements:
If you selected the text-based Debian option, The SARA start-up page will be presented through the Lynx browser. Though this is more cumbersome than a full featured browser, all SARA features are available.
If you selected the X11-based Debian option, then a full GUI environment is available. Before you enter the SARA commands above, click on the VNC client icon under C:\Program Files\coSARA". You will be prompted for a VNC password (use the one you set in the configuration step). You should then be presented a full KDE GUI environment. Go to the sara directory, then type ./sara as before.
If every goes OK, ou should see the stndard SARA screen. Run SARA as you normally would. Check the "Documentation" link for details on SARA.
When you want close the coLinux session, simply type "reboot" in the coLinux Console window. After a few seconds, the window will close and coLinux will terminate.