Michael Zanetta has announced the release of Mini-Pentoo 2006.1, a Gentoo-based mini live CD with the Enlightenment desktop and a selection of tools designed for penetration testing
From the website:
Pentoo is a penetration testing LiveCD distribution based on Gentoo. It features a lot of tools for auditing and testing a network, from scanning and discovering to exploiting vulnerabilities.
You can view the list of all available tools here .
We currently have many differences between Pentoo and Mpentoo. It is normally noted in parenthesis when a feature is available only in one version. For now, The main differences are that mpentoo uses unionfs and use Enlightenment as a window manager.
Below are the main features of this distribution :
Nessus, Metasploit and Fingerprints db upgradable ! You can put them in RAM or on a usb stick.
You can save stuff on a usb pen-drive or a harddisk like : /etc, /root, Nessus plugins, SecurityForest's Exploit Tree and all fingerprints (the last only in pentoo)
It's modular (mpentoo), you can customize it by adding modules just like in slax (only in mpentoo for now).
It is faster : based on the Gentoo distribution, all the code as been optimized. I choosed to optimize the code for pentium3 cpu as I think that intel based cpu are more used than AMD's ones. Of course, this will not break the compatibility with AMD proc, it will just run faster on pentium-3 or 4 CPUs.