Thursday, August 12, 2010

Suggestions for next version of Security Onion LiveCD

I'm currently working on building the next version of the Security Onion LiveCD. It will be based on a fully-updated Xubuntu 10.04 and will have all the tools that were in previous versions with one exception: Snort 3.0 (SnortSP) currently does not compile on Ubuntu 10.04. However, the new Suricata IDS/IPS engine does compile so it will be taking the place of SnortSP. You'll be able to choose between the current production version of Snort ( or Suricata. Regardless of which IDS engine you choose, your alerts will be available for analysis in Sguil.

We've been nearing the limit of a 700MB CD image for some time, so we will be switching to a DVD image to allow for more software. What suggestions do you have for the new version of the Security Onion LiveCD? Please leave a comment here or add your suggestion at the Security Onion Issue Tracker. Thanks!