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Weevely 3 overview

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:01

Weevely, the web shell for penetration testing included in BackBox since the earlier releases, has been forked and heavily rewritten as Weevely 3.0 to improve its extendibility and provide new modules for administration, post exploitation, and privilege escalation exploiting any web access.

The weevely modules ecosystem provides a working shell interface even with no shell command execution, replacing the standard shell commands (e.g. the file editors, cd and ls, SQL cli and dump, compression utilities, port scanners, etc.) with the weevely modules.

The weevely wiki tutorials shows some example on how to edit remote files, harvest and reuse some SQL credentials or bruteforce them. Who wants can follow also the tutorial about developing new modules.

Weevely can be extended to automatize the auditing or privilege escalation tasks, exploit specific vulnerabilities, enumerate accounts, scrape sensitive data, pivot on the target to scan the internal networks, run HTTP or SQL requests and do a whole lot of other cool stuff.

Weevely is installed by default on BackBox, download it now or get your version of weevely here.

BackBox Linux 4.1 released!

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 19:51

The BackBox Team is pleased to announce the updated release of BackBox Linux, the version 4.1!

This release includes features such as Linux Kernel 3.13, EFI mode, Anonymous mode, LVM + Disk encryption installer, privacy additions and armhf Debian packages.

The ISO images (32bit & 64bit) can be downloaded from the following location:

What's new

  • Preinstalled Linux Kernel 3.13
  • New Ubuntu 14.04.1 base
  • Installer with LVM and Full Disk Encryption options
  • Handy Thunar custom actions
  • RAM wipe at shutdown/reboot
  • System improvements
  • Upstream components
  • Bug corrections
  • Performance boost
  • Improved Anonymous mode
  • Predisposition to ARM architecture (armhf Debian packages)
  • Predisposition to BackBox Cloud platform
  • New and updated hacking tools

System requirements

  • 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 6 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • DVD-ROM drive or USB port (2 GB)

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from a previous version (BackBox v.4.0) follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get install backbox-default-settings backbox-desktop --reinstall
sudo apt-get install backbox-tools --reinstall
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge