Welcome to our fourth and final release of 2018, 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.
New Tools and Tool 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.
64-bit Raspberry Pi 3
We have created a very experimental Raspberry Pi 3 image that supports 64-bit mode. Please note that this is a beta image, so if you discover anything that isn’t working, please alert us on our bug tracker.
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 OffSec virtual machine and ARM images, which have also been updated to 2018.4. If you already have a Kali installation you’re happy with, you can easily upgrade in place as follows:
root@kali:~# 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:
root@kali:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
Then after running ‘apt -y full-upgrade’, you may require a ‘reboot’ before checking:
root@kali:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release VERSION="2018.4" VERSION_ID="2018.4" root@kali:~# root@kali:~# uname -a Linux kali 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
If you come across any bugs in Kali, please open a report on our bug tracker. We’ll never be able to fix what we don’t know about.