Kali Linux 2023.3 arrives with Kali Autopilot, new tools and more

Kali Linux 2023.3

Kali Linux 2023.3 redesigns its internal infrastructure

Announced the launch of the new version of Kali Linux 2023.3, version in which various changes and improvements have been made, as well as the addition of new tools, among other things.

For those who are still unaware of this Linux distribution, they should know that it is based on Debian and is designed to test systems for vulnerabilities, perform audits, analyze residual information and identify the consequences of malicious attacks.

Kali Linux 2023.3 Key New Features

In this new version of Kali Linux 2023.3 that is presented, one of its main novelties is that it includes Linux kernel 6.3.7, In addition to the fact that with the release of Debian 12 made changes and improvements by redesigning the internal infrastructure, which mention that there are still many things to polish.

And it is mentioned that it is planned to simplify the software stack as much as possible, using only the Debian 12 base, Cloudflare's CDN/WAF, Nginx web server service and infrastructure as Ansible code, plus it is also planned to automate different actions, such as cleaning suites.

Another of the changes that stands out from this launch is "Kali Autopilot" a Kali Purple utility, which allows to simulate the actions of the attackers to test and evaluate the effectiveness of tools to detect, record and prevent attacks. Kali Autopilot provides a graphical interface, a service to automatically execute test attacks, a collection of scripts to simulate attacks, and a web API to remotely manage the execution stages of attack scripts.

The simplified installation of Kali Purple, the specialized compilation that includes a selection of platforms and tools to organize the protection against attacks and in which was added support for high pixel density screens (kali-hidpi mode) and new icons.

In addition to this, it also highlights the Adding new tools to the system which are:

  • Calico: is a utility for checking the network subsystem of cloud environments and virtual machines.
  • cri-tools: utilities for the Kubelet container runtime interface.
  • Hubble: is a Kubernete traffic inspection platform based on the Cilium network subsystem and eBPF.
  • ImHex: is a useful hex dump editor for reverse engineering.
  • customize: Toolkit for modifying Kubernetes configuration in YAML format
  • I acknowledge: is a vulnerability testing automation platform.
  • rz-ghidra: It is a decompiler and disassembler.
  • unblob: is a utility to extract files from container images.
  • Villains: is a set of tools to provide shell access to the system (reverse shell).

Also in Kali Linux 2023.3 have been integrated updates of different components of the system and of which the updates of Greenbone, Humble, Impacket, jSQL, OWASP ZAP, Rizin, Tetragon, theHarvester, Wireshark and many more stand out.

On the other hand, it is mentioned that the king-phisher (discontinued) and plecost (incompatible with Python 3.11) packages were removed, as well as that the ability to use the Pipewire media server in environments based on the Hyper hypervisor was implemented. -V in ES mode (enhanced session).

Finally yes you are interested in knowing more about it, you can check the details In the following link.

Download and get Kali Linux 2023.3

For those who are interested in being able to obtain this new version, they should know that several variants of iso images have been prepared for download, along with several options for 468 MB, 2,9 GB and 3,7 GB ISO images.

Builds are available for i386, x86_64, ARM architectures (armhf and armel, Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, ARM Chromebook, Odroid). The Xfce desktop is provided by default, but KDE, GNOME, MATE, LXDE, and Enlightenment e17 are optional.

The link is this.

Finally yes You are already a Kali Linux user, you just have to go to your terminal and execute the following command that will be in charge of updating your system, so it is necessary to be connected to the network to be able to carry out this process.

echo "deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free non-free-firmware" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade

cp -vrbi /etc/skel/. ~/
[-f /var/run/reboot-required] && sudo reboot -f

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