Kali Linux 2019.2 Release – Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution
This release brings the kernel up to version 4.19.28, fixes numerous bugs, includes many updated packages, and most excitingly, features a new release of Kali Linux NetHunter! NetHunter ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.offensive-security.com/kali-linux-nethunter-download/) page.
This release largely features various tweaks and bug fixes but there are still many updated tools including seclists ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/seclists), msfpc ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/msfpc), and exe2hex ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/http://pkg.kali.org/pkg/exe2hexbat).
For the complete list of updates, fixes, and additions, please refer to the Kali Bug Tracker Changelog ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://bugs.kali.org/changelog_page.php).
For the ARM users, be aware that the first boot will take a bit longer than usual, as it requires the reinstallation of a few packages on the hardware. This manifests as the login manager crashing a few times until the packages finish reinstalling and is expected behaviour.
Upgrade to Kali Linux 2019.2
If you already have a Kali installation you’re happy with, you can easily upgrade in place as follows.
To double check your version, first make sure your Kali package repositories ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://docs.kali.org/general-use/kali-linux-sources-list-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="2019.2" VERSION_ID="2019.2"
[email protected]:~# uname -a Linux kali 4.19.0-kali4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.28-2kali1 (2019-03-18) x86_64 GNU/Linux
If you come across any bugs in Kali, please open a report on our bug tracker ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://bugs.kali.org/main_page.php).
Download Kali Linux 2019.2 ^(https://www.appmarsh.com/link/https://www.kali.org/downloads/)
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