BackBox Linux 4.7 released!

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.7.

We thought to release a new minor version to give our users the opportunity to have a stable and up-to-date sytem till the next official major release, i.e. BackBox 5, stilll under development.

In this release we have fixed some minor bugs, updated the kernel stack, base system and tools.

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

What’s new

  • Updated Linux Kernel 4.4
  • Updated hacking tools: beef, metasploit, openvas, setoolkit, sqlmap, wpscan, etc.

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1024 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

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-core-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-xenial xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-xenial libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-xenial

sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev ruby2.1 ruby2.1-dev ruby2.2-dev ruby2.2 --reinstall
sudo apt-get purge ri1.9.1 ruby1.9.1 bundler libruby2.0 ruby2.0 ruby2.0-dev libruby1.9.1 ruby-full
sudo gem cleanup
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/1.*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/gems/2.0.*
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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge