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Kali Linux 2019.1 – Updates…updates….updates

Everyone likes a new Kali update!

The big marquee update of this release is the update of Metasploit to version 5.0, which is their first major release since version 4.0 came out in 2011.

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Metasploit 5.0 is a massive update that includes database and automation APIsnew evasion capabilities, and usability improvements throughout. Check out their in-progress release notes to learn about all the new goodness

Kali Linux 2019.1 also includes updated packages for theHarvesterDBeaver, and more. For the complete list of updates, fixes, and additions, please refer to the Kali Bug Tracker Changelog.

The current update of Metasploit comes after almost 8 years with the last version 4.0 that was released way back in 2011. This update has managed to turn heads owing to various usability updates, evasion capabilities and automation API’s it offers.

The operating system also boasts an upgraded kernel (v4.19.13) that supports the use of both Banana Pi and Banana Pro single board computers.

Moreover, Raspberry Pi images have been further simplified to help in choosing one easily. The latest version of Kali is available for general use and can be downloaded from their official website.

To double check your version, first make sure your Kali package repositories are correct.

[email protected]:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb 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
[email protected]:~#
[email protected]:~# uname -a
Linux kali 4.19.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.13-1kali1 (2019-01-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux