How to install Fast-Track 4.0 on Ubuntu


Fast-Track is a python based open-source project aimed at helping Penetration Testers in an effort to identify, exploit, and further penetrate a network.  It’s an incredible tool to have handy in any pen-tester’s toolkit.  I’ll show you how to set it up on an Ubuntu box.

To start we’ll need to set up some of the dependencies that Fast-Track uses.  These will be ProFTP, sqlite3, and Metasploit.

Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide

To install ProFTP and sqlite3 run this command:

sudo apt-get install proftpd sqlite3 -y

Now for Metasploit you can refer to my post on installing it on Ubuntu.

Next you’ll need to download Fast-Track from the Secure State website.

You’ll get a package called fasttrack.tgz.  Extract it to your /home/username directory.

Open a terminal and change directories to your newly extracted fasttrack directory.  Run this command to start the install:

~$ sudo python install

It will first ask for your Metasploit directory, and it assumes the backtrack directory structure of /pentest/…  I installed Metasploit to my home directory so I had to tell it the path like so:


Next let it attempt to install any additional dependencies it may need.

I’m using a fresh install of Ubuntu for this and I had a few things installed and it still came back saying that I needed Psyco and Beautiful Soup.


I said yes to allow it to install.  It then asked if it could install PyMills, which I also said yes to.

Now Fast-Track is installed. To start the web gui enter:

sudo ./ -g

Now open your browser to  Go to Fast-Track Updates and click Update Everything.

Fast-Track is now ready to go and ready for you to “Pop a box”…


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