Well, the BackTrack team has done it again! They have not only moved to the 3.2.6 kernel but had added many new tools and offered a more stable penetration platform. Incidentally, I upgraded to BT5r2 because out of habit I perform an “apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade” when I start BackTrack. This happened yesterday as I was reading the tweet from the team announcing the early upgrade options. Officially, the R2 release will be March 1st, 2012 with ISOs, etc.
Some highlights include:
pipal findmyhash metasploit joomscan hashcat-gui golismero easy-creds pyrit sqlsusvega libhijack tlssled hash-identifier wol-e dirb reaver wce sslyze magictree nipper-ng rec-studio hotpatch xspy arduino rebind horst watobo patator thc-ssl-dos redfang findmyhash killerbee goofile bt-audit bluelog extundelete se-toolkit casefile sucrack dpscan dnschef
Some of these were available before such as pipal, a really cool password analyzer. Pipal can be used very effectively in presentations to clients and a real eye opener for password policies, human behaviour and possible use in social engineering attacks. A DNS proxy tool called dnschef is particularly interesting because you can “spoof” for specific domains while technically proxying all DNS request traffic without modifying.
Also, note that Metasploit got an upgrade to 4.2! I can never say enough good about how awesome Metasploit is, but here is more info from the Metasploit Community. Here is the Metasploit 4.2.0 User Guide.
Here’s how to upgrade today: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack/upgrading-to-backtrack-5-r2/
Remember, the official release is March 1st, 2012, be sure to get your ISOs!