BackTrack

BackTrack

Web site: www.backtrack-linux.org
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: BackTrack
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5R3 | August 14, 2012
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BackTrack (or Back|Track) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution for digital forensics and penetration testing.

BackTrack provides a large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to Security Audit.
The tools are divided into 12 categories, such as:
– Information gathering
– Vulnerability assessment
– Exploitation tools
– Privilege escalation
– Maintaining access
– Reverse engineering
– RFID tools
– Stress testing
– Forensics
– Reporting tools
– Services
– Miscellaneous

BackTrack was under development between 2006 and 2012 by the Offensive Security team.
Versions up to 3.0 were based on Slax, and then (4.0) it has been moved to Ubuntu as its base.

The last version of BackTrack is 5 R3, which is available in two flavors: GNOME 2 and KDE, both for i686 and amd64 CPU.

As of March 2013, the Offensive Security team re-based the project to Debian and re-named it to Kali Linux.

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BackTrack 5R3 KDE i686 3.17GB.iso
md5sum: d324687fb891e695089745d461268576
BackTrack 5R3 KDE x86_64 3.19GB.iso
md5sum: 981b897b7fdf34fb1431ba84fe93249f
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME i686 3.14GB.iso
md5sum: aafff8ff5b71fdb6fccdded49a6541a0
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME x86_64 3.15GB.iso
md5sum: 8cd98b693ce542b671edecaed48ab06d

 

STD

STD

Web site: http://s-t-d.org
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 | January 13, 2004

Knoppix-STD – a Linux-based collection of open-source security tools placed on the top of Knoppix LiveCD.
It is a live Linux distribution, so it runs from a bootable CD in memory without changing the native operating system of the host computer.
STD uses Linux kernel 2.4 and the very light Fluxbox window manager.

STD focuses on information security and network management tools.
There are a large set of security tools pre-installed and divided into the categories:
– authentication
– encryption utilities
– firewalls
– penetration tools
– vulnerability assessment
– forensic tools
– honeypots
– intrusion detection
– packet sniffers and assemblers
– network utilities
– wireless tools
– password auditing (crackers)
– servers

Knoppix-STD 0.1 has been released in 2004.
Make sure that Knoppix-STD is in not related to Knoppix which is created by Klaus Knopper.

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Knoppix-STD 0.1 i386 508MB.iso
md5sum: de03204ea5777d0e5fd6eb97b43034cb

 

nUbuntu

nUbuntu

Web site: www.nubuntu.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Peneration, Security
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: nUbuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.12 Beta | December 17, 2008

nUbuntu (Network Ubuntu) – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, designed for penetration testing servers and networks.

nUbuntu has a few applications pre-installed only, such as: Thunar, Firefox, gFTP, XChat, Centerim, Irssi, Rdesktop, VNC Viewer, Rtorrent, Wine, Cairo-Dock on the top of Fluxbox window manager and a large set of testing and penetrating tools, such as Wireshark, nmap, dSniff, and Ettercap.

The project was under development between 2005 and 2008.
The last available version of nUbuntu 8.12 Beta is based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

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nUbuntu 8.12 Beta i386 663MB.iso
md5sum: 575214f413c02a4ba636feede99ecc31
nUbuntu 6.10 i386 269MB.iso
md5sum: 075b4d34890aaba14ba4596ca4a3ad3b

 

BlackBuntu

BlackBuntu

Web site: blackbuntu.com (not active)
Origin: Unknown
Category: Penetration, Security
Desktop environment: GNOME 2
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.3 | July 17, 2011

BlackBuntu – penetration testing distribution based on Ubuntu which was specially designed for security training students and practitioners of information security.

It is based on Ubuntu 10.10, Linux 2.6.39 and Gnome 2.32.0.
BlackBuntu runs only on computers that support the 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architecture.

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BlackBuntu 0.3 x86_64 3.7GB.iso
md5sum: f234e09a0fc2309e58938abdebee0333

NodeZero

NodeZero

Web site: www.nodezero-linux.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Penetration, Security
Desktop environment: GNOME 2
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1 | October 06, 2010

NodeZero – Ubuntu based Linux distribution for penetration testing.

NodeZero features THC IPV6 Attack Toolkit which includes tools like alive6, detect-new-ip6, dnsdict6, dos-new-ip6, fake-advertise6, fake-mipv6, fake_mld6, fake_router6, implementation6, implementation6d, parasite6, recon6, redir6, rsmurf6, sendpees6, smurf6, toobig6, and trace6.

NodeZero was formally known as Ubuntu Pentest Edition and was the 1st Ubuntu/Gnome based pentesting distro that was released.
NodeZero 1 was build on the top of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.

User name for live mode: nodezero
Password for live mode: [field must be left empty]

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NodeZero 1 i386 1.74GB.iso
md5sum: ba8d15d1cda65137347af547cdf45115