msfupdate on Backtrack 5r2

Having annoying SVN issues trying to run msfupdate on your BT5R2 install? Something along the lines of “no version information found”. Try this: [code]cd /opt/metasploit/common/lib mv libcrypto.so.0.9.8 libcrypto.so.0.9.8-b mv libssl.so.0.9.8 libs…

Having annoying SVN issues trying to run msfupdate on your BT5R2 install?

Something along the lines of “no version information found”.

Try this:

cd /opt/metasploit/common/libmv libcrypto.so.0.9.8 libcrypto.so.0.9.8-bmv libssl.so.0.9.8 libssl.so.0.9.8-backupln -s /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8ln -s /usr/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8

The above was obtained off of the backtrack forums but given the numbers of threads on that thing with similar topics, I’m guessing not a lot of people are seeing the actual solution.

As with everything I post, it worked for me but your mileage may vary.

Nessus 5.0 on Backtrack 5r2 Continued…

So you’ve followed the instructions in my previous post alright and gone to browse to http://localhost:8843, have already pre-empted the no-script nags by allowing all scripts from localhost (or whatever your paranoia level allows you to do) and s…

So you’ve followed the instructions in my previous post alright and gone to browse to http://localhost:8843, have already pre-empted the no-script nags by allowing all scripts from localhost (or whatever your paranoia level allows you to do) and still can’t get past that annoying “Nessus requires flash player 10.2 or later” message.

Don’t fear and don’t bother following any other horrible tutorial that involves shoving an old piece of flash software on your system. It’s time to go for the bleeding edge.

Within a terminal type:

wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.1.102.63/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gztar xvzf install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gzmkdir ~/.mozilla/pluginsmv libflashplayer.so ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Then just delete everything else that got extracted.

Yes it’s the 32bit flash – but it works.

Yes I know, it’s not the 64bit flash… but it still works on the x64 install of BT5R2 and does the job for accessing nessus.

Now you can browse to http://localhost:8834, create your user, ignore the bit about “enter your feed” details if it comes up (close the browser and re-open it) and voila… nessus 5.0 on bt5r2.

Nessus 5.0 on Backtrack 5r2

Note: I’ve not tried this on anything else so YMMV if you try this on 5r1 or less. Fire open a terminal window and as root type: [code]apt-get remove nessus[/code] This will remove the old v4.4.1 version from your backtrack instance and stop any n…

Note: I’ve not tried this on anything else so YMMV if you try this on 5r1 or less.

Fire open a terminal window and as root type:

apt-get remove nessus

This will remove the old v4.4.1 version from your backtrack instance and stop any nastyness occurring when you run the install with the two versions clashing.

Now head to http://www.nessus.org and grab yourself a copy of the latest version.

If you’re lucky enough to have a professional feed, great stuff.

If it’s your first time dealing with nessus, you’ll need to register for a homefeed so follow the steps online.

Download the package labeled as: Nessus-5.0.0-ubuntu910_amd64.deb (if you’ve a 64bit machine, else go for i386). I’ve not tested any other packages but I know the above one worked for me.

now back within the terminal window and in the location you saved the file to type:

dpkg -i Nessus-5.0.0-ubuntu910_amd64.deb

and watch as it magically installs everything you need. Upon completion nessus should be callable from the path.

Run:

nessus-fetch --version

To confirm the version number, it should come back at 5.0.0

Then using the code either for your professional feed or home feed register your nessus install:

nessus-fetch --register SERIAL_NUMBER_YOU_HAVE

Wait and it should confirm a successful registration and download the plugins.

Now just fire up nessus (first time after an update it takes an age as it unpacks and loads the plugins) and you’re away.

Not quite. What will come next is a guide as to how on earth you get Flash working in the onboard firefox on BT5R2.

Then, you should be all set for nessus scanning from your backtrack installation.

Going for the low end…

So I’ve been umming and ahhing for a while about buying a VPS to use for hosting files or playing with the IP over ICMP and DNS tunnelling system, even playing with a basic PBX setup to hook up with my sipgate account that I use for a landline. Bu…

So I’ve been umming and ahhing for a while about buying a VPS to use for hosting files or playing with the IP over ICMP and DNS tunnelling system, even playing with a basic PBX setup to hook up with my sipgate account that I use for a landline.

But 3 things have stopped me from doing it in the past.

1. Security – I’m paranoid, more so now i’m in my current job about just how easy it is to break into systems without too much hassle. Heck I do it for my day job, do I really want to take on board the full management of a server that has no security other than what I apply to it.

2. Security – I’m paranoid but I’d consider myself at least proficient at my job. What’s the likelihood I’ll tweak something, knacker the install and have to rebuild it over and over just because I was trying to lock it down just that bit more.

3. Cost – VPS instances aren’t cheap for something that may be left alone for months before being used on occassion.

So I never got around to it, I did mess about once but after pooching the firewall and having to pay £15 for a server rebuild as they had no other way of accessing it and support wouldn’t just take the firewall down for me I cancelled the account and never looked again.

Until now. I’ve been browsing the entries over at www.lowendbox.com and monitoring the offers up there, understandably a lot of the offers are flashes in a pan, you pay $5 for access to an amazing VM, a week later the company stops trading and starts up another scam.

However I came across a post about a company called “quickpacket” offering a very basic low end VM (128mb ram, 256mb vSwap, 20GB HDD, 500GB transit) for $15 for 12 months.

At just over $1 a month I figured I could suck that up if they disappeared overnight, but I read into them. They’ve been trading quite a while now, looks like a seller of webspace primarily but have moved into VPS hosting.

So yes, I am now the proud new owner of a mini-VPS. Stay tuned for developments but on the cards i’m thinking private svn repository, ICMP Tunnelling and maybe a play about with that PBX idea.

P.S. I’ve already locked myself out of it at least 10 times, thank goodness they have other means to access it and a great big “rebuild” button for when you absolutely hosed the box, no additional costs 🙂

NFTF: Extracting the important bits from wsusscn2.cab

Working on a script for extracting MS numbers for patches for work. The following command allows 7zip to extract the needed files without extracting the hundreds of thousands of other items in a giant lump. [code]c:Program Files7-Zip7z.exe” x -…

Working on a script for extracting MS numbers for patches for work.

The following command allows 7zip to extract the needed files without extracting the hundreds of thousands of other items in a giant lump.

c:Program Files7-Zip7z.exe" x -ir!x/* cabs/package*.cab

Bloody useful