Kali Linux 2024.2 arrives with GNOME 46 and new ethical hacking tools

Kali Linux 2024.2

As we had just mentioned in the article about the launch of Parrot 6.1, a few moments ago they announced the launch of Cali 2024.2, and here comes the article about this landing. Among the new features we find new tools and updates to two of the graphical environments offered in this ethical hacking distribution. But where they have expanded the most is in telling us about the transition to t64 that they have made.

This transition ended on May 20, and has been necessary, among other things, to avoid a problem that computer systems will experience in 2038. Do you remember the year 2000 effect? Well, something similar, but in this case due to the design of the C programming language. If you want to know more about this, it is best to read the notes from this release.

Kali 2024.2 introduces GNOME 46

Kali 2024.2, whose numbering is due to the fact that it is the second version of this 2024, now includes as an option GNOME 46, and all themes and extensions have been updated according to the new version of the graphical environment. On the other hand, the Xfce desktop has received updates, specifically in Kali-Undercover and HiDPI modes. These updates improve stability and include several bug fixes, ensuring improved support for the latest desktop enhancements.

In addition to this, Kali 2024.2 introduces 18 new tools:

  • autorecon – Multithreaded network recognition tool.
  • coerce – Automatically forces a Windows server to authenticate to an arbitrary machine.
  • dploot – Python rewrite of SharpDPAPI.
  • getsploit – Command line utility to search and download exploits.
  • gowitness – Web screenshot utility using Chrome Headless.
  • eyrie – Highly optimized spoke scan tool.
  • ligolo-ng – Advanced, yet simple, tunneling/pivoting tool that uses a TUN interface.
  • mitm6 – pwning IPv4 via IPv6.
  • netexec – Network services exploitation tool that helps automate the security assessment of large networks.
  • pspy – Monitors Linux processes without root permissions.
  • pyinstaller – Converts (packages) Python programs into standalone executables.
  • pyinstxtractor – PyInstaller Extractor.
  • sharpshooter – Payload generation framework.
  • sickle – Payload development tool.
  • snort – Flexible network intrusion detection system.
  • sploitscan – Search for CVE information.
  • vopono – Run applications over VPN tunnels with temporary network namespaces.
  • waybackpy – Access the Wayback Machine API using Python.

With this version, Kali Nethunter now supports Android 14, among other updates.

Interested users can now obtain Kali 2024.2 from their download web page.


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