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DistroWatch.com: Damn Vulnerable Linux

Damn Vulnerable Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC

Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) is a Slackware and Slax-based live DVD. The distribution, purposefully stuffed with broken, ill-configured, outdated and exploitable software, began life as a training system used during the author's university lectures. Its primary goal is to design a Linux system that is as vulnerable as possible -- in order to teach and demonstrate a variety of security topics, including reverse code engineering, buffer overflows, shell code development, web exploitation, and SQL injection.

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DVL Summary
Distribution Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL)
Home Page http://www.damnvulnerablelinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.damnvulnerablelinux.org/
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Reviews 1.x: Linux.com
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Feature 1.5
Release Date 2009-01-26
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 0-0
Free Download ISO
Installation --
Default Desktop KDE
Package Management TGZ
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i486
Init Software SysV
Journaled File Systems --
Multilingual es
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 1.5
Package 1.5
abiword (3.0.4) --
alsa-lib ( --
ati-driver (20.45) --
bash (5.1.8) 3.1
bind (9.16.18) 9.3.2-P1
chromium (91.0.4472.114) --
cups (2.3.3) 1.1.23
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) --
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.38
firefox (89.0.2) --
freetype (2.10.4) 2.1.10
gcc (11.1.0) 3.4.6
gimp (2.10.24) 2.2.13
glibc (2.33) 2.3.6
gnome-shell (40.2) --
gnucash (4.5) --
gnumeric (1.12.50) --
grub (2.06) --
gtk (4.2.1) 2.10.6
httpd (2.4.48) --
inkscape (1.1) --
k3b (21.04.2) 0.12.15
kmod (29)  
krita (4.4.5)  
libreoffice (7.1.4) --
linux (5.12.13) 2.6.20
Package 1.5
lxpanel (0.10.1) --
mariadb (10.5.11)  
mate-desktop (1.24.1)  
mesa (21.1.3) --
mysql (8.0.25) 5.0.24
nautilus (40.2) --
NVIDIA (465.31) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (16.0.1) --
openssh (8.6p1) 4.4p1
openssl (1.1.1k) 0.9.8d
perl (5.34.0) 5.8.8
php (8.0.7) --
plasma-desktop (  
postfix (3.6.1) --
postgresql (13.3) 8.1.4
Python (3.9.5) 2.4.3
qt (6.1.1) 3.3.6
samba (4.14.5) 3.0.14a
systemd (248.3)  
thunderbird (78.11.0) --
vim (8.2) --
vlc (3.0.16) 0.8.5
xfdesktop (4.16.0) --
xorg-server (1.20.11) (6.9.0)

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