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Kali Linux 2018.2 Released with Fixes for Spectre with New Security Features

Kali Linux Released with Fixes for Spectre, Meltdown and Easier Metasploit Script Access With New Security Features

Kali Linux 2018.2 Release On April 30th, 2018

kali Linux 2018.2 has been pushed as the second release. So, let’s tell about its new features in brie, It is the first distribution to the Linux 4.15 kernel, which contains the most expected patches for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Offencive Security pushed the first release snapshot of Kali Linux for the year 2018. The Kali developers have already shifted their release model to rolling but they keep releasing these snapshots from time to time to provide a fresh ISOs to new users.

Package Updates to Kali Linux 2018.2

Kali Linux also adds a new feature like support for AMD GPUs and AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization which allows for encrypting virtual machine representation such that even the hypervisor can’t access it. Additionally, the updated packages include Bloodhound and more.  you can check out the Kali Changelog  to view the full list of changes,

Download Kali Linux 2018.2 ISO and Torrent files

In case you’re already working on a Kali machine, it doesn’t make sense to download the new media. Just open the terminal and run the following command to upgrade:

To get the required images for a fresh installation, just follow this link to grab the 64-bit and 32-bit ISO and torrent files. The download page also lists different desktop environment as well, so decide accordingly.

Easier Metasploit Script Access – Kali Linux 2018.2

For exploit writers, the good news is that starting from Metasploit-framework_4.16.34-0 kali2,With the previous version, it was hidden under /usr/share/metasploit-framework/tools/exploit/ and cannot be called directly using msf-.

root@kali:~# msf-<tab>
msf-egghunter          msf-java_deserializer  msf-nasm_shell
msf-exe2vba            msf-jsobfu             msf-pattern_create
msf-exe2vbs            msf-makeiplist         msf-pattern_offset
msf-find_badchars      msf-md5_lookup         msf-pdf2xdp
msf-halflm_second      msf-metasm_shell       msf-virustotal
msf-hmac_sha1_crack    msf-msf_irb_shellroot@kali:~#
root@kali:~# msf-pattern_create -l 50 -s ABC,123
A1A2A3B1B2B3C1C2C3A1A2A3B1B2B3C1C2C3A1A2A3B1B2B3C1
root@kali:~#

How to update – Kali Linux 2018.2

apt update
&& apt full-upgrade
apt dist-upgrade
reboot

root@kali:~# apt update && apt full-upgrade

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