Kali Linux 2019.2 Released – Kernel 4.19.28, Updates to Hacking Tools and NetHunter New Kali Linux


The second release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.2, was announced by the offensive security labs. Kali Linux’s new version comes with numerous bug fixes, updated kernel version 4.19.28, package update, and Kali Linux NetHunter’s new version.

The Kali Linux is Debian-based #1 Best Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing System. It has been developed by offensive security.

Kali NetHunter 2019.2

Kali NetHunter is the platform for open source Android penetration testing; previously, it only supported a limited number of devices. Kali NetHunter’s new version now supports over 50 devices running KitKat up to Pie.

To celebrate this milestone, for the latest Android versions of our favorite devices, we released 13 new NetHunter images. It is possible to download these and many more from our NetHunter page.

Tools Upgrades & ARM Updates

The updates include a large number of tweaks and bug fixes, as well as updates of tools which include seclists, msfpc and exe2hex.

Download Kali Linux 2019.2

If you’re already satisfied with a Kali installation, you can easily upgrade using the commands below.

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

The 2019.2 Kali Linux ISOs and Torrents are also available on the Kali Linux download page. You can refer to the Offensive Security Download Page for virtual machine and ARM images.

After updating, the installation can be verified with the following command

            root@kali:~# grep VERSION /etc/os-release

Recommended to review our Linux Kali Tutorials page covering dozens of Kali Linux Tools.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.