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Kali Linux 2024.2 – New Released

Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Cybersec Reporter

Kali Linux has rolled out its first release of 2024, version 2024.2, featuring eighteen new tools and resolving the Y2038 bug. Kali Linux is designed for cybersecurity experts and ethical hackers, providing go-to distribution for penetration testing, security audits and network research. The update also includes fresh visual elements, such as updated wallpapers and improvements to the boot menu and login screen.

New Features

One of the standout additions in Kali Linux 2024.2 is “Kali NetHunter Rootless.” This tool enables the use of Kali NetHunter on devices without root access, increasing accessibility and convenience for mobile penetration testing.

Kali 2024.2 also includes GNOME 46, the latest version of the GNOME desktop environment. This update offers a more polished user experience, further refining the enhancements made in previous versions.

Kali Linux 2024.2 has introduced several new tools contributed by the community, including:

  • autorecon: Multi-threaded network reconnaissance tool
  • coercer: Coerce Windows server authentication
  • dploot: Python version of SharpDPAPI
  • getsploit: Search and download exploits
  • gowitness: Web screenshots using Chrome Headless
  • horst: Optimized radio scanning
  • ligolo-ng: Advanced tunneling and pivoting tool
  • mitm6: Exploit IPv4 through IPv6
  • netexec: Automate network security assessments
  • pspy: Monitor Linux processes without root access
  • pyinstaller: Package Python programs into executables
  • pyinstxtractor: Extract PyInstaller packages
  • sharpshooter: Payload generation framework
  • sickle: Payload development tool
  • snort: Network intrusion detection
  • sploitscan: Search for CVE information
  • vopono: Run apps through VPN tunnels
  • waybackpy: Access Wayback Machine API with Python

Additionally, Kali 2024.2 includes updates to key packages to provide the latest versions of essential tools:

  • Metasploit Framework 6.3.2
  • Nmap 7.94
  • Wireshark 4.0.2
  • Burp Suite 2024.5.2
  • Aircrack-ng 1.7

These updates offer bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features to enhance tool functionality and reliability.

Year 2038 Bug Fixes

  • Similar to the Y2K bug, the Year 2038 issue will cause systems using 32-bit UNIX timestamps to revert to 1901 after 2038.
  • Systems must switch to 64-bit ‘time_t’ integers and recompile applications.
  • Kali Linux completed this transition for 32-bit ARM architectures (armhf and armel), used in Raspberry Pi and some NetHunter images.
  • The 32-bit ‘time_t’ type remains for i386 (legacy PC) architecture.
  • ARM platform users should upgrade to receive updated packages.

ARM Support and Cloud Images

  • Kali Linux supports a wide range of ARM devices, including Raspberry Pi 4, Pinebook Pro, and Odroid N2.
  • Users can run Kali Linux on various ARM-based single-board computers and devices.
  • Kali Linux 2024.2 includes official cloud images for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.
  • These cloud images enable quick deployment of Kali Linux instances for testing and security assessments.

Source: Kali Org

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