Pentoo Linux Pentesting Live CD

Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment. Based on Gentoo Linux, it features packet injection patched wifi drivers, GPGPU cracking software, and metric ton of tools for penetration testing and security assessment. This download is not exactly small, it tips the scales at just over 2GB. This live CD will make you feel right at home if you are a gentoo fan. It would seem that they put every possible package and or exploit in this live CD. I personally had a few issues running it as a live CD but it worked like a champ as a virtualbox vm.

This distro is just plain massive. It will take you some time to sort through everything. I have added a couple screen shots…

After booting up you can type startx to get to the XFCE windows manager

pentoo boot menu

You will be at your desktop in mere seconds

pentoo 2013 desktop wallpaper

The Pentoo desktop

The bulk of the exploits are found just off of the main pentoo menu
pentoo exploits menu

As with anything it’s important to stay up to date and Metasploit is no exception.
pentoo 2013 msfupdate u

There is just so much in this prentoo distro I will have to come back and fill the rest of this article in when I get a chance.

Want to see how Pentoo stacks up in the security distro arena?

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