We are proud to announce the release of Parrot 4.2.
It was a very problematic release for our team because of the many important updates under the hood of a system that looks almost identical to its previous release, except for a new background designed by Federica Marasà and a new graphic theme (ARK-Dark).
Updated kernel and core packages
Parrot 4.2 is powered by the latest Linux 4.18 debianized kernel with all the usual wireless patches.
A new version of the Debian-Installer now powers our netinstall images and the standard Parrot images.
Firmware packages were updated to add broader hardware support, including wireless devices and AMD vega graphics
AppArmor and Firejail profiles were adjusted to offer a good compromise of security and usability for most of the desktop and CLI applications and services
Important destkop updates
Parrot 4.2 now provides the latest libreoffice 6.1 release, Firefox 62 and many other important updates.
Desktop users will also find useful the inclusion of default .vimrc and .emacs config files with syntax highlight and line number columns.
Important tools updates
Armitage was finally updated and fixed, and the “missing RHOSTS error” was fixed.
We also imported the latest Metasploit 4.17.11 version. Wireshark 2.6, hashcat 4.2, edb-debugger 1.0 and many many other updated tools.
New documentation portal
We are working to drop our previous DokuWiki documentation portal and replace it with a full static documentation portal written in markdown which would be easier to maintain through our GIT server.
The new documentation portal can be visited here https://www.parrotsec.org/docs. feel free to contribute and expand our documentation by sending us a push request on https://dev.parrotsec.org/parrot/documentation.