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Name: Tiger UNIX security tool
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This project is not part of the GNU Project.

The Tiger security tools were originally developed to provide a check of UNIX systems on the Texas A&M campus that wanted to be accessed from off campus (clearance through the packet filter). As such, the TAMU group needed something that anyone could run to test the security of a system if they could figure out how to get it down to their machine. It was written around the same time that Cops, SATAN and ISS's Internet Scanner was. Eventually, and after 2.2.4 was released (around 1994), development on Tiger stopped.

This same tool has now been resurrected and there is ongoing development in order to make it useful for newer versions of the UNIX operating systems it supported. Source code improvements developed by Advanced Research Computing (which produced a fork called TARA,, HP, and Debian GNU/Linux (packages available at have been merged in order to provide a common sourcecode base. The new release has been labeled as 3.0 and that release and later releases are available at Savannah.

Previous information on Tiger is available at
"TAMU Security Tools: Tiger" at (Note: The TAMU mailing list is no longer active, please use the mailing lists at Savannah)

Registration Date: Wed Jun 12 09:54:13 2002
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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Tiger 3.2.3 released: bug fix release
     posted by jfs, Wed Sep 10 07:44:18 2008 - 0 replies

A new version of Tiger (3.2.3) has been released. This version is mainly a bug fix release that incorporates all the fixes introduced in Debian since the 3.2.2 release.

It also updates Linux' gen_mounts to support many more filesystems and ...

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Offline audit scripts now available
     posted by jfs, Mon Aug 27 19:31:52 2007 - 0 replies

Tiger version 3.2.2 now includes the all new 'audit scripts' written by Marc Heuse.

One common problem when auditing the security of 'live' (production) systems is that the administrator doesn't want the auditor to run a complex set of scripts (such as Tiger). This set of scripts can be used for offline audit of different operating systems. ...

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New 3.2.2 release
     posted by jfs, Mon Aug 27 19:22:59 2007 - 0 replies

After a long time the new 3.2.2 release is available. This release is basicly a bug fix release, introducing many of the changes available in CVS (and in the patches introduced in the Debian packages) which have been generated over the past time. ...

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Download of releases (temporary)
     posted by jfs, Tue Apr 27 18:57:49 2004 - 0 replies

While we are preparing a new release people might wonder were the old releases are. Well, they are hard to find (at least for me) but they are available at

This download area can be used while I struggle in ...

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