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Damn Vulnerable Linux - The most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever!




Damn Vulnerable Linux - The most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever!
Damn Vulnerable Linux - The most vulnerable and exploitable operating system ever!



http://www.geek.com/articles/news/damn-vulnerable-linux-the-most-vulnerable-and-exploitable-operating-system-ever-20100717/ 

By Matthew Humphries 
Geek.com
July 17, 2010  

Usually, when installing a new operating system the hope is that it's as 
up-to-date as possible. After installation there's bound to be a few 
updates required, but no more than a few megabytes. Damn Vulnerable 
Linux is different, it's shipped in as vulnerable a state as possible.

The idea behind DVL is to offer an operating system for learning and 
research for security students. As the DVL website explains:

    Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) is everything a good Linux distribution 
    isn't. Its developers have spent hours stuffing it with broken, 
    ill-configured, outdated, and exploitable software that makes it 
    vulnerable to attacks. DVL isn't built to run on your desktop - it's 
    a learning tool for security students.

At 1.8GB the ISO can be used as a Live CD, or installed as a virtual 
machine using a package like VirtualBox or VMWare. Once installed it can 
be used as a training environment for teaching, "reverse code 
engineering, buffer overflows, shellcode development, web exploitation, 
and SQL injection."

Old versions of software including Apache, MySQL, PHP, FTP and SSH 
daemons are included as well as the tools needed to exploit them such as 
GCC, GDB, NASM, strace, ELF, Shell, DDD, LDasm, and LIDa.

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