Pentoo Linux is a Linux distribution based upon Gentoo Linux. Pentoo can be used as Live CD or Live USB image and the distribution aims at penetration testing. It is nothing but Gentoo with Pentoo Overlay. The newly released distribution is available for both 32 bit as well as 64 bit architecture.
Features of Pentoo
Lets list the feature of Pentoo in point wise fashion.
- Based on Gentoo.
- Available for 32 bit and 64 bit architecture.
- Available as Live CD/USB image.
- Useful in penetration testing.
- Built on hardened Linux, i.e., Kernel hardened with extra patches.
- Full Disk encryption available when installed on Hard Disk Drive.
- Default User Interface is XFCE.
- Package Manager is ‘Portage‘.
- Update using ‘Emerge‘.
“PENTOO IS A SECURITY-FOCUSED
LIVECD BASED GENTOO”
Like other penetration testing distributions, Pentoo ships with packet injection, patched wireless drivers, loads of cracking tools and software, and a lot many tools for testing and security assessment
Tools in Current Release
- Analyzer Tools (Angst, Arpwatch, Dnsa, Ftest, Ngrep.
- Cracker/Bruter (John, Ophcrack, Rdesktopbrute.
- Database (MySql, Oracle, Sqlbf, Sqlix, Sqlmap.
- Ecploit (Armitage, Beef, Winexe, Upnpwn.
- Footprint (Dns Tool, Fingerprint tool, Geolocation Tool, Http, Mail).
- Forensics (Autopsy, Testdisk.
- Forging (Gsproof, lsic, Rain, Packit.
- Fuzzers (Bed, Bss, Fuzzdb, Peach.
- Proxy Tools Viz., Httpush, Zaproxy, etc.
- Mobile Tools (Apktool, Clang, lfuse.
- RCE Tools (Disassemble, Dissy, Edb, jad, etc.
- Radio Tools (Chirpw, Uhd.
- SIP/Voip Tools (Sipp, Testcall, Vomit, Wxiax.
- Scanner Tools (Hunt, Skinfish, etc along with Http and Windows Scanner Tools.
- Wireless Tools (Aircrackng, Asleap, Crda.
- Tools Like Curl, Dhcpcd, Oftpd, VncViewer, etc.
Why Should I Use Pentoo?
Well for a Linux Enthusiastic, Trying a new Distro is Adventurous. If You are Newbie You can test it in Live mode without Installation. If You are an Expert all the tools are available here and can later be downloaded as well. If You are a professional penetration tester or does it for fun, this is just the right distro for you. Mind me, if you are adventurous and likes to explore, this distro is worth, giving a try.