Kali Linux Releases First Update of 2019

Developers at Kali Linux have officially rolled out their first update of 2019, releasing Kali Linux version 2019.1 to the public less than 24 hours ago. According to a press release made available on their website dated February 18th 2019, “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.” Explaining that “Metasploit 5.0 is a massive update that includes database and automation APIs, new evasion capabilities, and usability improvements throughout.

Metasploit 5.0 Framework: https://blog.rapid7.com/2019/01/10/metasploit-framework-5-0-released/
Metasploit Release Notes: https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/wiki/Metasploit-5.0-Release-Notes

The release goes on to add that “Kali Linux 2019.1 also includes updated packages for theHarvester, DBeaver, and more. For the complete list of updates, fixes, and additions, please refer to the Kali Bug Tracker Changelog.

theHarvester Tool: https://tools.kali.org/information-gathering/theharvester
DBeaver Tool: https://pkg.kali.org/pkg/dbeaver
Kali Bug Tracker Changelog: https://bugs.kali.org/changelog_page.php

Lastly, developers at Kali also announced that “the 2019.1 Kali release for ARM includes the return of Banana Pi and Banana Pro, both of which are on the 4.19 kernel. Veyron has been moved to a 4.19 kernel and the Raspberry Pi images have been simplified so it is easier to figure out which one to use.” Adding that “there are no longer separate Raspberry Pi images for users with TFT LCDs because we now include re4son’s kalipi-tft-config script on all of them, so if you want to set up a board with a TFT, run ‘kalipi-tft-config’ and follow the prompts.

Download Kali Linux: https://www.kali.org/downloads/