Friday, March 27, 2009

Netifera v1.0 released!

Check out the new version of Netifera! v1.0 has been released!.

Next is a description of the new features of this release:

Netifera is a new modular open source platform for creating network
security tools. This project provides many advantages for both
security developers and researchers who want to implement new tools as
well as the community of users of these tools.


* Full IPv6 support
* TCP and UDP network scanning
* Service detection
* Operating system identification
* Reverse DNS scanning
* DNS name brute forcing
* DNS zone transfer information gathering
* Geographical information about network addresses
* Authentication brute force attack (against HTTP, FTP,IMAP and POP3)
* Web crawler discovers applications, collects email addresses and
adds the site structure to the model
* Integrated terminal for connecting to and interacting with network services

Passive Tools

* Modular packet capture service
* Capture packets on multiple interfaces simultaneously
* Parse ’pcap’ format capture files as input to sniffing modules
* HTTP traffic analysis
* DNS information gathering from captured responses
* Network stack fingerprinting
* Service detection from captured banners and protocol packets
* Client application detection
* Credential sniffing for many protocols

Data Model

All information discovered by the netifera platform is persistently
stored in a workspace database. Our extension design allows for
developers to easily create their own data types and integrate them
into the platform.

User Interface

The platform provides an intuitive and professional quality graphical
user interface for using the tools written for our platform and
navigating the information they produce. Different tasks in our
application such as sniffing information from the network, or actively
collecting information by scanning networks, or exploring the local
environment of a remotely deployed probe (coming soon! ) each have a
specialized configuration of the user interface called a ’perspective’

Programming API

The netifera platform brings together high quality programming APIs
for tasks such as:

High performance asynchronous socket connection and communication
Link level packet capture and raw socket injection
802.11 monitor mode packet capture and injection (coming soon! )
Network protocol header construction and analysis (ethernet, ip, tcp, etc...)
Application layer protocol libraries (http, dns, ftp, etc...)

Download netifera 1.0 for LInux and Mac OS X from:

* Important * Remove older versions before installing
If you have any previous version installed, you must delete the entire
directory (or move it out of the way) before installing this version.
This version is not compatible with the workspaces created with
previous beta versions so you should remove the .netifera folder from your home
directory (rm -rf ~/.netifera)

Contact us
We need your feedback to improve netifera. If you have bugs to report,
trace backs, screen captures of failures, .log files, or comments
about anything that annoys you while using netifera send them to:

Thank you!