BackBox Linux is a distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS that has been built specifically for penetration testing and security assessments. A new major update has been released for it, and a number of important components have been upgraded.
BackBox Linux is only using the Ubuntu LTS releases as a base, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the latest version of BackBox Linux is now based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. The next Ubuntu LTS version will follow in April 2016, so it’s likely that we’ll see a couple of more BackBox Linux upgrades in the 4.x branch for the distro.
All of these upgrades are important, especially for an operating system that is doing penetration testing. It’s running against distros like Kali Linux, the successor of BackTrack, so they need to be in tip-top shape. Everything must be up to date, and all the tools that they implemented need to work with pretty much everything that’s been released in the meantime.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht