what's new

What's new in Labtainers?

See the Labtainers release notes for details on additions and fixes to Labtainers.

June 2021

  • Tutorial videos
  • Use a "labtainers" terminal profile when displaying terminals for Labtainer computers (see the tutorials).

May 2021

  • New host-based IDS lab using OSSEC.
  • New lab to introduce management of users/groups and file permissions.
  • Added searchable keywords to each lab, see the "-k" and "-f" options to the labtainer command.
  • Introduced "Labpacks" to collect exercises into packages with common content.  Instructors can define their own Labpacks, e.g., to identify a set of labs as part of a course.  See the Student Guide and Instructor Guide.
  • New lab on networking basics.

April 2021

  • 2 new introductory software vulnerability labs: overrun and printf
  • Added sql-workbench to the db-access lab

March 2021

  • Moodle LMS support for bulk download of student submissions (See the Instructor Guide)
  • SIGCSE Symposium workshop guide for using and creating new Labtainers exercises.
  • Ten new web security labs using the OWASP framework, published as IModules.

February 2021

December 2020

  • Browser-based review of automated assessment results and artifacts from student labs.  (See the Instructor Guide).

October 2020

  • Run Labtainers using “Docker Desktop” for Windows or Mac, accessing a virtual desktop via a web browser.  (See Student Guide.)
  • Deploy Labtainers on cloud servers for remote access via a web browser (See https://github.com/mfthomps/Labtainers/blob/master/headless-lite/README.md) Note this is not a turn-key solution, it requires IT support and integration with local infrastructure.
  • A new “db-access” lab covering access control on a shared RDBMS per an information security policy
  • Addition of quizzes to help ensure students are prepared to perform the lab – see the db-access lab for an example.