Offensive Security, leaders in Online information security training, proudly announced on August 18th, the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the very popular BackTrack 5 operating system.
BackTrack 5 R1 is an update release to the original BackTrack 5 operating system released on May 10th, 2011, and it brings over 100 bugfixes, over 30 new scripts and 70 tools updated, and lots of other general improvements.
BackTrack 5 is an extremely popular security oriented operating system. Dubbed Revolution, BackTrack 5 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) and it’s powered by Linux kernel 126.96.36.199, patched with all the relevant wireless injection patches.
“We are really happy with this release, and believe that as with every release, this is our best one yet. Some pesky issues such as rfkill in VMWare with rtl8187 issues have been fixed, which provides for a much more solid experience with BackTrack.”
“We’ve released Gnome and KDE ISO images for 32 and 64 bit (no arm this release, sorry!), as well as a VMWare image of a 32 bit Gnome install, with VMWare Tools pre installed.” – was stated in the announcement.
Key features on BackTrack 5 R1:
· Based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS;
· Linux kernel 188.8.131.52 (with wireless injection patches);
· KDE 4.6;
· GNOME 2.6;
· 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM support;
· Metasploit 3.7.0;
· Forensics mode (a forensically sound instance);
· Stealth mode (without generating network traffic);
· Initial ARM image of BackTrack (for Android-powered devices);
· …and many more!
BackTrack 5 R1 is here probably because of the recent release of the Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS operating system. Existing BackTrack 5 users should definitely upgrade to this new version.