Update script for Backtrack 5 R2/R3
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Backtrack Update

I could not find an update script working with Backtrack 5 so I decided to make a quick one.

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If you know more tools I could add to the script in order to update them please feel free to post them here. Also if you find any bugs or have any feedback feel free to contact me in this Thread. I will update the thread with each update to the script.


Please make sure you understand what the script does before running it.


  • v2.0 (2012-08-26)

    • Reviewed all tools.
    • Compatible with Backtrack 5 R2/R3
    • Removed the menu.
  • v1.3 (2011-10-02)

    • Remove nmap because updating the OS fingerprints breaks it.
  • v1.2 (2011-08-25)

    • Fixed Aircrack-ng.
    • Fixed Pyrit.
  • v1.1 (2011-08-23)

    • Added OpenVAS update.
    • Added SickFuzz update.
    • Added SSLStrip update.
    • Removed Nessus update (replaced by OpenVAS).
    • Addapted the script for BackTrack 5 R1.
  • v1.0 (2011-08-01)

    • Rewrote the script in python.
    • Improved speed.
    • Added Wireshark lua fix.
    • Created Optional applications to install
    • Wireshark, FastTrack and other applications that need installing first have been moved to the Optional menu.
    • Better internet connectivity checker.
  • v0.9 (2011-07-26)

    • Added Wireshark, installs the latest version and fixes the bug!
  • v0.8 (2011-07-20)

    • Removed SQLmap from update (it breaks the app if you update).
  • v0.7 (2011-07-17)

    • Rewrote some code.
  • v0.6 (2011-07-08)

    • Added Fimap update.
    • Added option to continue even without internet connectivity (for those with problems).
    • Improved speed.
  • v0.5 (2011-07-02)

    • Added nmap
    • Added pyrit
  • v0.4 (2011-06-29)

    • Fixed the SQLmap issue (thanks Scamentology!)
  • v0.3 (2011-06-15)

    • ???
  • v0.2 (2011-06-11)

    • ???
  • v0.1 (2011-06-09)

    • ???
  • v0.0 (2011-06-06)

    • Initial release
    • Written in C