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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Keeping Backtrack up-to-date

Updating & Upgrading Backtrack
/usr/bin/apt-get -y update
/usr/bin/apt-get -y upgrade

To download and install all new updates, run
apt­-get dist-­upgrade
The first time you run the apt-get update, you may get an error “GPG error : http://ppa.launchpad.net intrpid Release: The following signatures couln’t be verified because the public key…”

Quick fix :
wget http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/public.gpg
sudo apt-key add public.gpg
rm public.gpg

Run apt-get update again and it should work.

Upgrading the distro to the lastest version :
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y

Warning : an “upgrade”  in BT4Beta will also upgrade KDE to 3.5.. If KDE is not working anymore after update/upgrade  ?  (a.k.a. ‘startx’ does not seem to work) :
root@bt:~# cd /etc/alternatives/
root@bt:/etc/alternatives# mv x-session-manager x-session-manager-broken
root@bt:/etc/alternatives# ln -s /opt/kde3/bin/startkde x-session-manager
root@bt:/etc/alternatives# startx


 Updating security components
/pentest/exploits/fast-track.py -i

First update fast-track, then update other individual components (Metasploit, Aircrack, nikto, etc; or choose ‘9’ to update all)
If updating nikto doesn’t work :
Updating Nikto...
cd: 1: can't cd to /pentest/scanners/nikto/
/bin/sh: ./nikto.pl: not found 

Fix :
root@bt:~# mkdir /pentest/scanners/nikto/
root@bt:~# ln -s /usr/bin/nikto /pentest/scanners/nikto/nikto.pl
root@bt:/pentest/exploits/~# ./fast-track -c 1 2

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