Category:OWASP Live CD Project

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The OWASP Live CD (LabRat) is a bootable CD akin to knoppix but dedicated to Application Security. It shall serve as a vehicle and distrubition medium for OWASP tools and guides.

BETA Release of OWASP LiveCD Version 2.1 ready for testing

OWASP LiveCD is ready to download. This distro is Beta Version 2.1 named "LabRat" and is part of the OWASP SpoC 007 sponsorship. The distro is focused on providing all of OWASP tools and documents on a bootable CD. The goal is to have a portable distro that can be used by professional penetration testers,security admins, Students, or anyone interested in computer security to perform work,training, or research. All you have to do is burn the .ISO to DVD or start under Vmware/Virtual PC and you will have a full Linux desktop environment loaded with OWASP tools and documents.Another instant advantage is that the CD can be distributed within testing teams and new hires to ensure everyone has the same tools without spending a week setting up a laptop. Same scenario applies for students learning computer security.


V2 of the OWASP liveCD is focused on OWASP tools and Documentation. The menu structure had been built around the three (3) status levels of OWASP projects (Releases, Alpha, and Beta). Each area has been further seperated into Doc and Tools to make updates easier. Wiki pages are now linked for every tool and OWASP document.


At this point (Nov, 9 2007) the OWASP tools and documents are on the CD but they are not all configured at this point.

The CD doesn't have a lot of other pen-test tools in this version.

The Boot graphics still need to be changed.

Sounds doesn't work on some systems.

What's Next?

The first step will be to ensure that all the OWASP tools and documents are present on the CD and working. Once that has been completed- then we will focus on adding traditional pen-test tools. However, the focus of this CD is OWASP resources.


We encourage everyone to download the .ISO and give us feedback on what we can do to make it better. Also, what tools or docs would you like to have on the CD? The URL to the mailing list is . I can also be contacted directly -


Version 2.1 will be uploaded for testing by Nov 15th 2007. It's currenly working but being tested.

The distro can be downloaded from the PacketFocus website ( ((800mb)) After you download it just burn it to a DVD or use something like Vmware server to try it out. Vmware is a free download now (

Running An ISO In VMware


LabRat 0.1 Screenshots

Version 2.1 was sponsored by SpoC 007 Version .008 and .010 were sponsored by OWASP Autumn of Code 2006.


The BETA version v.10 is now available to download. It can be found on the PacketFocus website The current version is about 800mb and contains 100's of linux applications. Most of these unneeded software will be removed from the next release to minimize .iso size.


LabRat v.2.1 *Current Beta Download

LiveCD Based on Morphix ( Runs completely in Memory

Tools: WebGoat v5 WebScarab Paros JBroFuZZ Cal9000 Nmap TcpDump WireShark

Docs: OWASP Guide OWASP Testing Guide

Future Development


OWASP Live CD BETA ready for Download! RC1 - 12:54, 01 Feb 2007 (GMT)

The RC1 version of the CD is now available for testing. The download can be found here: The latest version is v0.10 and is just around 800mb. This version has quite a few OWASP tools and documentation included. Have a look and email your ideas to We also encourage you to join the OWASP LiveCD mailing list to discuss requests for the next version.

Feedback and Participation:

We hope you find the OWASP Live CD Project useful. Please contribute to the Project by volunteering for one of the Tasks, sending your comments, questions, and suggestions to To join the OWASP Live CD Project mailing list or view the archives, please visit the subscription page.

Graphics for Labrat ( Live Linux Distro )
If anyone would like to help out with the graphics for the Live Linux Distro please contact OWASP at This would be a great project for University or even High School students to participate in the security community. The Distro was named "labrat" because it should contain all the tools necessary to perform labratory grade ethical hacking / auditing. And all of the other cool themes have been taken but other Distro's....

Project Contributors

Project Sponsor

Live CD sponsors: LabRat_CD_Cover_logo_small.PNG Rits_logo_small.GIF


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