Software update: Kali Linux 2018.4

Nov

14

2018

Kali Linux is a penetration testing suite and uses Debian in the background. It can run as a live image, but can of course also be installed on existing storage media. It comes with an extensive collection of applications , such as Armitage, nmap, Wireshark, John the Ripper, Aircrack-ng and Burp Suite. For more information we refer to this page . The developers at Offensive Security released version 2018.4 of Kali Linux a few days ago with the following announcement:

Kali Linux 2018.4 Release

Welcome to our fourth and final release of 2018, Kali Linux 2018.4, which is available for immediate download. This release brings our kernel up to version 4.18.10, fixes numerous bugs, includes many updated packages, and a very experimental 64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 image.

New Tools and Tool Upgrades
We have only added one new tool to the distribution in this release but it’s a great one. Wireguard is a powerful and easy to configure VPN solution that eliminates many of the headaches one typically encounters setting up VPNs. Check out our Wireguard post for more details on this great addition.

Kali Linux 2018.4 also includes updated packages for Burp Suite, Patator, Gobuster, Binwalk, Faraday, Fern-Wifi-Cracker, RSMangler, theHarvester, wpscan, and more. For the complete list of updates, fixes, and additions, please refer to the Kali Bug Tracker Changelog .

64-bit Raspberry Pi 3
We have created a very experimental Raspberry Pi 3 image that supports 64-bit mode. Please note that this is a beta image, so if you discover anything that is not working, please alert us on our bug tracker.

Download Kali Linux 2018.4
If you would like to check out Kali’s latest and greatest download, you can download links for ISOs and Torrents on the Kali. Download page along with links to the Offensive Security virtual machine and ARM images , which have also updated to 2018.4. If you already have a Kali installation you’re happy with, you can easily upgrade in place as follows.
root@kali:~# apt update && apt -y full-upgrade

Ensuring your Installation has been updated
To double check your version, make sure your Kali package repositories are correct.
root@kali:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
Then after running ‘apt -y full-upgrade’, you may require a ‘reboot’ before checking:
root@kali:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release
VERSION=”2018.4″
VERSION_ID=”2018.4″
root@kali:~#
root@kali:~# uname -a
Linux kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

If you come across any bugs in Kali, please open a report on our bug tracker. We’ll never be able to fix what we do not know about.
Version number 2018.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website
Offensive Security
Download
https://www.kali.org/downloads/
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)

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