Pentoo

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Pentoo Linux
Pentoo-screen.png
Pentoo Linux 2010.0
DeveloperGrimmlin (Michael Zanetta - founder), Zero_Chaos (Rick Farina), blshkv (Anton Bolshakov), Wuodan (Stefan Kuhn), Jensp (Jens Pranaitis)[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateActive[2]
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseJune 22, 2005; 13 years ago (2005-06-22)
Latest release2009.0[3] / December 5, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-12-05)
Pentoo 2018.0 RC6.3 / March 26, 2018; 7 months ago (2018-03-26)
Latest preview2018.0 RC7.1 / July 10, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-07-10)
Update methodEmerge
Package managerPortage with Pentoo overlay
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64
Kernel typeModular (Linux)
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceXfce4 WM from LiveCD, various
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.pentoo.ch and development page: github.com/pentoo/

Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment.[4][5][6][7] Based on Gentoo Linux, Pentoo is provided both as 32 and 64 bit installable live CD. Pentoo is also available as an overlay[8] for an existing Gentoo installation. It features packet injection patched wifi drivers, GPGPU cracking software, and lots of tools for penetration testing and security assessment. The Pentoo kernel includes grsecurity and PAX hardening and extra patches - with binaries compiled from a hardened toolchain with the latest nightly versions of some tools available.

Features[edit]

  • Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, the latter having a significant speed increase from 32bit
  • Includes the required environment to crack passwords using GPGPU with openCL and CUDA configured 'out of the box'[9][10][11]
  • Built on hardened linux, including a hardened kernel and toolchain
  • Hardened kernel with extra patches[12]
  • Uses a Pentoo overlay, which allows tools to be built on top of a standard Gentoo build
  • Support for full disk encryption with LUKS if installed on HDD
  • Automated installation[13]

Tools[edit]

Tools are installed with versioned ebuilds and open-ended ebuilds,[14] making it possible to pull in the latest subversions and still have installs tracked by package management. The following tool categories are included:[15]

  • Analyzer
  • Bluetooth
  • Cracker
  • Database
  • Development
  • Exploit
  • Footprint
  • Forensics
  • Forging
  • Fuzzers
  • Misc
  • MitM
  • Pentoo
  • Proxy
  • RCE
  • Scanner
  • SIP-VOIP
  • Wireless

Releases[edit]

Pentoo uses rolling releases with periodic ISO snapshots of the latest committed updates.

Date Release[16]
2005/06/22 Pentoo 2005.1
2006/02/02 Pentoo 2006.0
2006/07/05 Pentoo 2006.1
2009/12/04 Pentoo 2009.0
2012/07/30 Pentoo 2012.0
2013/03/09 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.1
2013/07/04 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.8
2014/08/08 Pentoo 2013.0 RC1.9
2014/03/17 Pentoo 2014.0 RC2.1
2014/08/08 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3
2014/09/25 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3.5
2014/11/16 Pentoo 2014.0 RC3.6
2015/01/05 Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.7
2015/12/02 Pentoo 2015.0 RC4.6[17][18][19]
2016/08/02 Pentoo 2015.0 RC5
2018/03/26 Pentoo 2018.0 RC6.3
2018/07/10 Pentoo 2018.0 RC7.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Developers". Retrieved 2015-07-18.
  2. ^ DistroWatch.com: Pentoo
  3. ^ Distribution Release: Pentoo 2009.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  4. ^ Pentoo (Gentoo) Based Linux Review, Features and Screenshot Tour, TecMint.
  5. ^ 12 Best Linux Distributions for Hacking and Penetration Testing in 2018 | It's FOSS
  6. ^ A Look at Pentoo Linux and Its Security Analysis Tools, eWeek
  7. ^ 12 Best Operating Systems For Ethical Hacking And Penetartion Testing | 2018 Edition
  8. ^ "Overlay usage". Archived from the original on 2014-04-26. Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  9. ^ "Cuda,Stream,mpi,and Multiforcer". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  10. ^ "Pentoo Updates". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  11. ^ "Pentoo, another security distro". Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  12. ^ "Kernel Patches". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  13. ^ "Installation video". Retrieved 2013-01-08.
  14. ^ "SVN ebuild example". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  15. ^ "Menu Categories". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-10.
  16. ^ "Index". Pentoo. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  17. ^ "Surprise! A working iso just in time for nothing at all!". Pentoo. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  18. ^ Gentoo-Based Pentoo 2015.0 Linux Distro for Ethical Hackers Gets New RC Release, Softpedia News
  19. ^ Gentoo-Based Pentoo 2015.0 Penetration Testing Linux Distro Gets All-New Installer, Softpedia News

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