VIPER Assessment Security Tools Linux security distribution
VAST is a Linux-based security distribution specifically designed for pentesting VoIP and UC networks. It enables security professionals and UC owners to more rapidly perform VoIP security assessments, or enumerate vulnerabilities in IP Phones or IP PBX servers within a lab or testbed. With VAST, a security consultant has every tool necessary to carry out a successful onsite or remote penetration test or vulnerability assessment against a UC network. VAST is built on Ubuntu 9.04 and includes all of the open source VIPER Lab tools, in addition to some other network pentest tools.
VAST has been thoroughly tested in the VIPER Lab not only for operability, but for ease of use as well. In addtion, a repository system for updating VIPER Lab tools. When a new version of a VIPER tool is released, it’s as easy as apt-get update.
Along with the assessment tools included in the distribution, there is also a VoIP honeyclient, for enhancing VoIP research. VAST is routinely updated in a timely manner, when new tools are developed and new exploits become available. VAST can be downloaded in .ISO format and VMWare guest image.