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SamuraiWTF 3.x And Onwards – Web Testing Framework Linux LiveCD

The Samurai Web Testing Framework (AKA SamuraiWTF) is a live linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment. The CD contains the best of the open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites. In developing this environment, the authors have based the tool selection on the […]

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Pentoo – Gentoo Based Penetration Testing Linux LiveCD

Pentoo is a Gentoo based penetrating testing linux LiveCD. It’s basically a Gentoo install with lots of customized tools, customized kernel, and much more. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features currently included: Hardened Kernel with aufs patches Backported Wifi stack from latest stable kernel release Module loading support ala slax Changes saving on […]

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Santoku Linux – Mobile Forensics, Malware Analysis, and App Security Testing LiveCD

The word santoku loosely translates as ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’. Santoku Linux has been crafted with a plethora of open source tools to support you in three endeavours, mobile forensics, malware analysis and security testing. Boot into Santoku and get to work, with the latest security tools and utilities focused on mobile platforms such […]

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GHOST Vulnerability In glibc – Everything You Need To Know

So the big panic in the past week or so has been about this GHOST vulnerability in glibc which under certain circumstances can allow remote code execution (serious business!). So we’ve had Heartbleed, POODLE and Shellshock and now we have awfully cute GHOST. What is it? The CVE for GHOST is – CVE-2015-0235, the technical […]

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LinEnum – Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation Tool

LinEnum will automate many Local Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation checks documented in this cheat sheet. It’s a very basic shell script that performs over 65 checks, getting anything from kernel information to locating possible escalation points such as potentially useful SUID/GUID files and Sudo/rhost mis-configurations and more. An additional ‘extra’ feature is that the […]

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Kali Linux – The Most Advanced Penetration Testing Linux Distribution

So Linux Live CDs based around hacking or penetration testing used to be a super big deal, they died down a bit in the last few years. The king of the hill back in 2011 used to be BackTrack and the last time we mentioned it was when BackTrack 5 came out. This article is […]

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Serious Linux/UNIX FTP Flaw Allows Command Execution

A lot of old bugs have been biting us on the butt lately, and here’s another to add to the list. This week it was discovered a fairly nasty FTP Flaw Allows Command Execution when using the old but still fairly widely used. tnftp client It’s a fairly unlikely set of circumstances however, and it […]

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OpenVPN Vulnerable To Shellshock Exploit

So last week the big news was about the cross platform exploit in BASH that we covered in our article – Everything You NEED To Know About Shellshock Bug In BASH. As mentioned in the comments, a certain combination of circumstances and configuration options can leave OpenVPN vulnerable to Shellshock. This could be a pretty […]

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Everything You NEED To Know About Shellshock Bug In BASH

Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271) the bug in BASH is causing havoc on the Internet this week, as far as I’m concerned it’s a bit overstated – seriously how many people are still using cgi scripts? None I hope. I do suspect though a lot of shared hosts might get owned by this as most commercial control panel […]

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Lynis v1.6.0 Released For Download – Linux Security Auditing Tool

Lynis is an open source linux security auditing tool. The primary goal is to help users with auditing and hardening of Unix and Linux based systems. The software is very flexible and runs on almost every Unix based system (including Mac). Even the installation of the software itself is optional! It’s a great tool for […]

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