Holynix is a Linux distribution that was deliberately built to have security holes for the purposes of penetration testing. If you're having trouble, or there are any problems, it can be discussed here.
Holynix 1.0 beta Release Notes
Similar to the de-ice and pWnOS pentest cds, Holynix is an ubuntu server vmware image that was deliberately built to have security holes for the purposes of penetration testing.
More of an obstacle course than a real world example.
The object of the challenge is to gain root level privileges and access to personal client information.
Project Page: http://pynstrom.com/holynix.php
Bugs or can be reported using sourceforge's bug tracker located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/holynix/support or reported to me directly at pynstrom AT pynstrom DOT com
README.txt wasn't updated with the release of the final version
Difference between beta and final
- Set HD to non-persistant so any mistakes will be fixed at reboot.
- Removed some trash I accidentally left laying around.
Getting Started w/ Holynix v1
Beta MD5: D19306C6C2305005C72A7811D2B72B51
Beta SHA1: 0C5B7D37FECD39C52BC2C8C2EE66A617BB576A90
Final MD5: EBB8EF2544559D72A052687497F78341
Final SHA1: 967F3DB6D97CCC615EB5758AC75387D46C3D1199