Some days ago the guys from Offensive Security unveiled the new version of their Kali Linux operating system which comes with new tools, bug fixes and also system security fixes.
Formerly known as BackTrack Linux Kali Linux is a Debian-based penetration testing operating system, which offers the latest in Linux and up-to-date component technologies.
Kali Linux is a distribution that is practically a security testing platform, which can be used as a Live CD.
It available in 32-bit, 64-bit, with variants for ARM, as well as specific builds to many popular hardware platforms, among which we can highlight the Raspberry Pi.
Includes over 300 penetration testing tools, in which FHS, is compatible with a wide range of wireless devices, comes with a custom Linux kernel patched for packet injection, supports multiple languages and is fully customizable.
What's new in the new release of Kali Linux 2018.3
This new release of the Kali Linux 2018.3 operating system brings the new Linux kernel in version 4.17.0.
While they didn't introduce many changes from the past 4.16.0 kernel it had a huge number of additions and improvements that includes more new security fixes against Specter, power management improvements, and better GPU support.
Within the novelties that can be highlighted in this launch can be found the introduction of the IDB, a tool for research and penetration testing on iOS.
This tool is one of the coolest new features in Kali Linux 2018.3 that hackers or bug hunters can be used for research and penetration testing on Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
Other new features that can be found are the Kerberoast Kerberos evaluation tools and the DataSploit OSINT framework to perform various recognition operations.
There are also new tools and updates of the tools that already exist within the system.
Within The new features that can be highlighted in this new launch of the system are:
- BID - BID is a tool to simplify some common tasks for iOS application security assessments and investigation.
- GDB-peda - Python Exploit Development Aids for BGF that enhance the visualization of GDB: Disassembly display codes, registers, memory information during debugging
- datasploit - A #OSINT framework to perform various recognition techniques on companies, people, phone numbers, Bitcoin addresses, etc., all raw data is added and this data can be given multiple formats.
- kerberoast - Kerberoast is a series of tools to attack Kerberos MS implementations.
In addition to these new packages, a number of tools within the repositories were also improved including aircrack-ng, burpsuite, openvas, wifite, and wpscan.
Download Kali Linux 2018.3
Si want to get this latest release of Kali Linux 2018.3is you can find download links of the different ISO images and torrents on the Kali download page along with links to virtual machines and ARM images, which have also been updated to this new 2018.3 version.
If you already have a Kali Linux installation and want to get this new update, there is no need to do a new installation.
Just open your terminal and run the following commands in it to update to this new version of the system.
apt update && apt -y full-upgrade
With that they will have to wait for all the updates to be downloaded and installed in the system.
At the end of this process, it is recommended that you restart your computers so that all new changes are loaded at startup along with the new system kernel.
For, check that the system version is the most current, first make sure your Kali package repositories are correct.
cat/etc/apt/sources.list deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rodando main contrib non-free
Y then just run the following command to check the current version installed.
grep VERSION /etc/os-release VERSION="2018.3" VERSION_ID="2018.3"