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 page.

Tool Upgrades


This release largely features various tweaks and bug fixes but there are still many updated tools including seclists, msfpc, and exe2hex.
For the complete list of updates, fixes, and additions, please refer to the Kali Bug Tracker Changelog.

ARM Updates


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.
[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="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
Download Kali Linux 2019.2

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