Now, the Parrot Security team has released the latest version of the distro, Parrot OS 4.11 which follows the previous release Parrot OS 4.10 that came with several bug fixes and the latest updates from upstream sources, including fixes for the BootHole Vulnerability, affecting almost all Linux distros via GRUB2 bootloader.
Parrot OS is considered a forensic distribution and detects vulnerabilities in systems and networks, as such the latest release brings all updates to the Debian test repository, including the upcoming Debian 11 “Bullseye”.
What's new in Parrot OS 4.11 Release?
Besides the latest Linux kernel and Debian 11 “Bullseye), Parrot OS 4.11 includes a number of updated core software packages for security and penetration testing.
Also, the sandbox system now has a new revision, with the following forensic tools modified, according to the official Parrot OS 4.11 release notes:
- Default GCC version is now 10.2.1.
- Pisces and Zsh support now available, including the latest zsh-autocomplete version.
- Bundled with Python 3.9 and Python 2 finally removed, with / usr / bin / python pointing to / usr / bin / python3 by default.
- Metasploid framework updated to 6.0.36 and gets updated weekly.
- Better Cap hasbeen updated to 2.29
- The clip now includes Go 1.15
Additionally, the 64-bit image Parrot Home 4.11 (ISO) MATE-Desktop and Parrot KTE Home 4.11 (ISO), with KTE plasma are available for security researchers and forensic scientists.
How to Download or upgrade to Parrot OS 4.11
Parrot OS is a rolling release distro, meaning that new updates are available in the repo as soon as it is stable, so existing users running the immediate previous version of Parrot OS, or older versions, simply update their package to the new stable version with the below commands.
sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
For new users, the ISO images of Parrot OS 4.11 can be downloaded from the official site, with multiple editions, such as Mate, KDE, Xfce, Netinstall, Security, Virtual, and Home.