Kali Linux 20222.4 includes 6 new tools and Azure images. Also, desktop updates

Kali Linux 2022.2.4 has been released by Offensive Security. It is the final and fourth version.

Kali Linux, a Linux distribution for ethical hackers, is designed to allow them to conduct penetration tests, security audits and cybersecurity research on networks.

The Kali Linux Team has released a number of new features with this release.

  • Kali Linux distro back on Microsoft Azure
  • Six new toys and tools.
  • Kali NetHunter Pro released
  • Gnome, KDE Plasma and desktop updates
  • Enhanced ARM Support

Kali Linux 2022.4 was released by Offensive Security in association with the Black Hat and BSides LV security conferences. This is a surprise that everyone will enjoy!

Kali Linux now uses Linux Kernel 5.18.8. Version 5.15 is used by Raspberry Pi.

Kali Linux images to Azure and QEMU

Kali Linux now has . This allows you to install the image and conduct penetration testing in the cloud.

Kali Linux2022.3 actually made it to Azure before the team , on August 30, after 2022.3 had been released.


We now include a QEMU photo with our . The Kali Team stated that this will make it more convenient for people using self-hosted Proxmox Virtual Environments, or .

Kali Linux 2022.4 has six new tools

There are always new tools available for Kali Linux releases.

Six new tools were added to this release, including Windows NTLM relay and privilege tools. Also, a driver for is included.

Here are six of the new tools that Kali 2022.4 has added:

  • is a Python-based Ingestionor for BloodHound
  • – A tool for Active Directory Certificate Services Enumeration and Abuse
  • is a user space driver for USB Wi Fi NICs, and the Hak5 Wi Fi Coconut.
  • – Active Directory information dumper via LDAP
  • Privilege Escalation Tools for Windows, Linux/Unix*, and MacOS.
  • reverse engineering platform powered rizin

GNOME and KDE Plasma desktop update

The latest release includes numerous updates to the desktop, such as GNOME 43 and a brand new GTK3 theme.

New GNOME 43 Kali Linux theme

Source: Kali

KDE Plasma was also updated to version 5.26. There have been tweaks made to several widgets.

Kali NetHunter updates

Kali Nethunter PRO has been released officially, and images are available for PinePhonePro.

Kali NetHunter Pro’s launch marks the start of a new chapter in Kali Linux. It is a bare-metal Kali Linux installation with Phosh desktop environment that can be used on mobile devices.

We make it possible to download SD cards images for both the PinePhone Pro and PinePhone Pro in order to allow dual-booting with the main OS. We will soon release other versions of Plasma Mobile and installers to allow you to install Kali NetHunter Pro on the internal flash memory,” says the Kali Linux 2022.4 .

NetHunter Pro has been officially released. Kali Nethunter also got improvements.

This release brings NetHunter internal Bluetooth support and improved Wardriving. Kex audio support is also available. Also, fixes were made for Android 11 and Android 12 crashes.

How do I get Kali Linux 222.4

You can use upgrade an existing Kali Linux installation or to start Kali Linux.

You can upgrade from an older version by using the following commands

echo "deb kali-rolling main non-free contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade cp -rbi /etc/skel/. ~ [ -f /var/run/reboot-required ] && sudo reboot -f

Kali is running on Windows Subsystem Linux. Upgrade to WSL2 to get a better user experience and support for graphics apps.

The ‘wsl-l-v’ command can be used to check Kali’s WSL version.

After you’re done with the upgrade, use the following command to check whether it was successful:

grep Version /etc/os release

Checking version of Kali Linux

Source: BleepingComputer

We only highlighted the improvements made in Kali2022.4. However, the can be viewed at Kali’s website.