TARA 3.0.3 is now available
Tiger Analytical Research Assistant (TARA) is an upgrade to the TAMU
'tiger' program. Since 'tiger' has not been updated since 1994 (and
again in 1999),
there were numerous changes made to the 'systems' directories. Output
was streamlined to provide a more readable report file. Also,
bugs in the 'scripts' directory were corrected. TARA was tested
under Red Hat Version 5.x, 6.x, 7x; SGI IRIX 5.3, 6.x, and
SunOS 5.x. We are currently working on a Mac OSX interface.
This upgrade was performed by the Advanced Research Corporation
under a contract from the the United States Government.
From the original Tiger README:
"..tiger is a set of scripts that scan a Un*x system looking for security
problems, in the same fashion as Dan Farmer's COPS. 'tiger'
was originally developed to provide a check of UNIX systems on the A&M
campus that want to be accessed from off campus (clearance through the
packet filter). As such, we needed something that *anyone* could run
if they could figure out how to get it down to their machine."
The lastest version can be found at the