Saturday, August 29, 2015

HOWTO : PTF on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The PenTesters Framework (PTF) is a Python script designed for Debian/Ubuntu based distributions to create a similar and familiar distribution for Penetration Testing. As pentesters, we've been accustom to the /pentest/ directories or our own toolsets that we want to keep up-to-date all of the time. We have those "go to" tools that we use on a regular basis, and using the latest and greatest is important.

PTF attempts to install all of your penetration testing tools (latest and greatest), compile them, build them, and make it so that you can install/update your distribution on any machine. Everything is organized in a fashion that is cohesive to the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and eliminates a lot of things that are hardly used. PTF simplifies installation and packaging and creates an entire pentest framework for you. Since this is a framework, you can configure and add as you see fit. We commonly see internally developed repos that you can use as well as part of this framework. It's all up to you.

The ultimate goal is for community support on this project. We want new tools added to the github repository. Submit your modules. It's super simple to configure and add them and only takes a few minute.


sudo apt-get install git

cd ~
git clone
cd ptf
sudo ./ptf

If you want to install and/or update everything :

use modules/install_update_all

All the modules (pentesting tools) are installed at /pentest directory. Please note that WINE and i386 dependencies will be installed accordingly.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

PTF will try to update itself on every start up. Meanwhile, you can run PTF at any directory after the first run.

If you want to update everything :

sudo ptf
use modules/install_update_all




That's all! See you.