Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Installing XAMPP and DVWA on BackTrack 5r3

What is DVWA? Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) is a PHP/MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable. Its main goals are to be an aid for security professionals to test their skills and tools in a legal environment, help web developers better understand the processes of securing web applications and aid teachers/students to teach/learn web application security in a class room environment.



A step by step guide on how to install XAMPP and DVWA on BackTrack Linux. 


Before we begin, download the following:

Once downloaded, put it into a folder in this case i created a folder in the Desktop called Tools. Then cd into the folder.

1. Provide write/modify access to the file
#chmod a+x xampp-linux-1.8.2-0-installer.run
2. Run the installation
#./xampp-linux-1.8.2-0-installer.run


Click Next 


And Finish once done


A default XAMPP website will launch. Close the browser.


Start the XAMPP services
#/opt/lampp/lampp start


Open up your browser and type in http://localhost/ . You will see the XAMPP page


We are done for XAMPP. Now let's proceed to do the DVWA

Unzip the file
#unzip DVWA-1.0.7.zip


Move the folder to /opt/lampp/htdocs


On your browser, type in http://localhost/dvwa


Click on 'here' to create the database


Database created


Go back to the http://localhost/dvwa and enter the default credentials
username: admin
password: password


And we have installed DVWA and XAMPP on LINUX



NOW YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO HACK!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

  1. The password for the Database (MySQL) default is set to some text in the config file...The default root password after a XAMPP install is '' (blank) for MySQL...So we need to change the Password in the config file..

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  2. hello
    when i tried to run the installation i have this error :

    root@bt:~/Desktop/tools# ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run
    Installer payload initialization failed. This is likely due to an incomplete or corrupt downloaded file.
    root@bt:~/Desktop/tools#


    i would be glad if you help me, thaks

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  3. @merzak, as the error suggested, you may have downloaded an incomplete or corrupted installation files. Where did you download the installer from?

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