BackBox Linux 4.5.1 released

After having received several requests of issues that the users had with VM installation of BackBox the Team has decided to dig into the issue deeper and after investigation which involved almost the entire team has come to a conclusion.

Long story short, BackBox 4.5 has encountered some problems related to guest-additions and vmware-tools which were causing malfunctioning of some parts. The finding was that vmware-tools and guest-additions were conflicting with the specific kernel version with which BackBox was released.

BackBox Team has finally fixed the issue after finding the root cause and would like to announce that for the first time we have a revisioned version of BackBox release, which is BackBox 4.5.1 (rev 1).

In this revision release we have fixed the problems with VMware/Vbox and APT and it is fully functional and hopefully with no more troubles.

The ISO images for bit 32bit & 64bit can be downloaded from the official web site download section:

What’s new

  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.2
  • Bug corrections: VMware/Vbox and APT
  • Updated hacking tools

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 10 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (3 GB)

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox 4.x) follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f

# For amd64
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-wily linux-image-generic-lts-wily linux-signed-generic-lts-wily linux-signed-image-generic-lts-wily
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-wily --install-recommends

# For i386
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-wily linux-image-generic-lts-wily
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-wily --install-recommends

sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 ruby1.9.3 bundler
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop backbox-menu backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get install beef-project metasploit-framework whatweb wpscan setoolkit --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
sudo apt-get install openvas sqlite3
sudo openvas-launch sync
sudo openvas-launch start
sudo update-rc.d apache2 disable
sudo update-rc.d polipo disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-gsa disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-manager disable
sudo update-rc.d openvas-scanner disable