Parrot 4.5 Released with major changes with new Linux kernel version, includes support for Metasploit 5.0 and more dev tools come pre-installed.

The Parrot Security Operating System is a Penetration Testing & Forensics Distro dedicated to Ethical Hackers & Cyber Security Professionals. It was initially released on June 2013, developed by FrozenBox.

Starting from Parrot 4.5 support for 32bit architecture images has been dropped, and the live ISO files does not support for i386 architecture.

“We released 32bit images since the beginning of the project, and we worked hard to provide fresh binary updates for the i386 architecture for a long while, but nowadays 32bit-only, computers are no longer capable of running a full pentest campaign or providing hardware-accelerated support to our security protection systems.”

Official parrot template for docker has been released already, and they are to release the desktop virtual appliances in OVA format that can be imported with VirtualBox and VMWare.

Parrot 4.5 comes with support for Linux 4.19 kernel by default, and the team said the Linux 4.19 kernel is the part of their testing branch and the stable one comes with Parrot 5.0 itself.

Metasploit 5.0 added, the new version of metasploit comes with new evasion module, libraries, database, automation APIs, libraries and extended language support.

The new version includes following pre-installed dev tools

vscodium – an advanced and extensible text editor.
zeal – an offline documentation downloader and browser.
git-cola – a graphic client to GIT.
meld – a graphic patch inspector.
tora – a graphic database frontend compatible with several database backends.

To Update from Older Versions

sudo full-upgrade
sudo apt update
sudo apt full-upgrade
You can Download the Parrot Security OS 4.5 here.

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