The offensive security released final version of 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. Kali Linux is mainly using for ethical hacking and penetration testing on GNU/Linux distribution.
New Tools and Upgrades
We have only added one new tool to the distribution in this release cycle 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.
Raspberry Pi3 64-bit
In the new Kali Linux version updated with a very experimental Raspberry Pi3 image that supports 64-bit mode. Please note that this is a beta image, so if you discover anything that isn’t working, you can report to bug tracker.
How to Download Kali Linux 2018.4?
If you would like to check out this latest and greatest Kali release, you can find download links for ISOs and Torrents on the Kali Downloads page along with links to the Offensive Security virtual machine and ARM images, which have also been updated to 2018.4. If you already have a Kali Linux OS then, you can easily upgrade in place as follows.
[email protected]:~# apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
Ensuring your Installation is Updated
To double check your version, first make sure your Kali package repositories are correct.
[email protected]:~# 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:
[email protected]:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release VERSION="2018.4" VERSION_ID="2018.4" [email protected]:~# [email protected]:~# uname -a Linux kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux