Pentoo 2015 - Security-Focused Livecd based on Gentoo

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pentoo is a Live CD and Live USB designed for penetration testing and security assessment. Based on Gentoo Linux, Pentoo is provided both as 32 and 64 bit installable livecd. Pentoo is also available as an overlay for an existing Gentoo installation. It features packet injection patched wifi drivers, GPGPU cracking software, and lots of tools for penetration testing and security assessment. The Pentoo kernel includes grsecurity and PAX hardening and extra patches - with binaries compiled from a hardened toolchain with the latest nightly versions of some tools available.

It's basically a gentoo install with lots of customized tools, customized kernel, and much more. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features currently included :
  • Hardened Kernel with aufs patches
  • Backported Wifi stack from latest stable kernel release
  • Module loading support ala slax
  • Changes saving on usb stick
  • XFCE4 wm
  • Cuda/OPENCL cracking support with development tools
  • System updates if you got it finally installed

Put simply, Pentoo is Gentoo with the pentoo overlay. This overlay is available in layman so all you have to do is layman -L and layman -a pentoo.

We have a pentoo/pentoo meta ebuild and multiple pentoo profiles, which will install all the pentoo tools based on USE flags. 

Pentoo 2015.0 RC3.8
Current Features :
  • Changes saving (including unetbooting support)
  • CUDA/OpenCL Enhanced cracking software
  • Kernel 4.0.8 and all needed patches for injection
  • XFCE 4.12
  • Please see blog for full release notes including known bootloader issues with some versions of unetbootin
  • Full tools list.

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