Kali Linux 2022.4 arrives with Linux 6.0, new tools and more

Kali Linux 2022.4

Kali Linux 2022.4 is the latest version of the distribution released this year.

Offensive Security announced the release ofand the new version of Kali Linux 2022.4, being the fourth and last version this year of the distribution for penetration testing and IT forensics.

In addition to the usual updates, this new version that is presented in Kali Linux 2022.04 includes six new tools, plus it also provides support for other platforms, improvements and more.

Kali Linux 2022.4 Key New Features

This new released version of Kali Linux 2022.4 finally arrives with Linux Kernel 6.0, which is the latest stable release and with which the distribution now has out-of-the-box support for a lot of new commercially available hardware.

Kali Linux 2022.4 arrives with XFCE 4.16, besides that they are also available in repositories GNOME 43 which comes with a new GTK3 theme with tweaks for Kali based on adw-gtk3 and on the other hand we have a KDE Plasma that ships in version 5.26.

Furthermore, the developers now provide a generic cloud image and, in addition to the images for VMware and VirtualBox, a Qemu image ready to use which is intended to make it easy to use on Proxmox or with virt-manager and libvirt.

In Kali Linux 2022.4, it is possible to find several new tools like: Python-based bloodhound.py for BloodHound, the certification tool dedicated to enumeration and abuse of Active Directory certificate services, the hak5-wifi-coconut user-space driver for USB Wi-Fi NICs, the dumper Active Directory information database ldapdomaindump, the peass-ng privilege escalation tool, and the rizin-cutter reverse engineering platform.

At the same time, NetHunter 2022.4 release prepared, an environment for mobile devices based on the Android platform with a selection of tools to test systems for vulnerabilities.

Using NetHunter, it is possible to verify the implementation of specific attacks on mobile devices, for example, through the emulation of the operation of USB devices (BadUSB and HID Keyboard – emulation of a USB network adapter that can be used for MITM attacks, or a USB keyboard that performs character substitution) and creation of fake access points (MANA Evil Access Point).

And in this new released version of Kali NetHunter it comes with internal Bluetooth support, and the wireless firmware has also been upgraded from its previous version.

“First, we make available SD card images for PinePhone and PinePhone Pro to dual boot alongside the main operating system. We will be releasing alternate versions with Plasma Mobile soon, as well as installers so you can install Kali NetHunter Pro to internal flash memory.” Said the Offensive Security Team.

Another interesting novelty present is the Official support for Pine64 PinePhone and PinePhone Pro smartphones, making available images with Phosh that boot without affecting the main operating system, plus alternate versions with Plasma Mobile soon to be available, as well as installers that can be used to install Kali NetHunter Pro permanently in memory internal flash.

Of the other changes that stand out from the new version:

  • Shell updates, including a new quick settings panel and an improved theme.
  • Migration of multiple programs to GTK4 with the libadwaita library continues.
  • Kali Linux is now bundled with Microsoft Azure to help penetration testing communities deploy the image and perform penetration testing from the cloud.
  • Improved ARM support with fixes for USB armory Mk II, ODROID-C2 and Radxa Zero devices

Finally, if you are interested in being able to know more about it, you can consult the details in the following link.

Download and get Kali Linux 2022.4

For those interested in being able to obtain this new version, they should know that several variants of iso images have been prepared for download.

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.

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