Kali Linux Downloads

Download Kali Linux Images

We generate fresh Kali Linux image files every few months, which we make available for download. This page provides the links to download Kali Linux in its latest official release. For a release history, check our Kali Linux Releases page. Please note: You can find unofficial, untested weekly releases at http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-weekly/. Downloads are rate limited to 5 concurrent connections.

Image Name Download Size Version SHA256Sum
Kali Linux 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.2G 2019.2 67574ee0039eaf4043a237e7c4b0eb432ca07ebf9c7b2dd0667e83bc3900b2cf
Kali Linux 32-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.2G 2019.2 1e03023bbd81fdec9c49717219c2c48f62da3f99009df1bbe73f158eef246282
Kali Linux LXDE 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.0G 2019.2 cd0d7fc95275de49b40208838f8fca2984d5cbec9472f54656dc351d09edc8dc
Kali Linux MATE 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.1G 2019.2 f81ca6a35bcd61678f1a84dc8949023b11c7434d80f35be2ac8d6f08dfd93bad
Kali Linux Light armhf HTTP | Torrent 741M 2019.2 0f3ad59fc2fed868cb3ddaab38c7968a190e54e655c50b9561f847e9d17a7963
Kali Linux KDE 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.5G 2019.2 b794d360923c1f2c73f60783b8506cbfe3d4746c20e009ad21aa37b47c32749f
Kali Linux E17 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.0G 2019.2 cf028e03841741afe46357439c545b09f5414633711c66ee10cc541b7e206dfa
Kali Linux XFCE 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 3.0G 2019.2 1893a97c57debfdb6fce5d76a74fb1c23fc8d6c3a05bc94fd63f1977ac7515be
Kali Linux Light 64-Bit HTTP | Torrent 952M 2019.2 2f4675abe9101a7ad00e0673e87c647fb6d705658a84a645cc4e710b428a96c6
Kali Linux Light 32-Bit HTTP | Torrent 950M 2019.2 0e2381a2bc455af6c65f04dbbc88410bc86f3e3f6ded915b578da8cdd22f19db
Kali Linux 64-Bit VMware VM Available on the  Offensive Security Download Page
Kali Linux 32-Bit VMware VM PAE Available on the  Offensive Security Download Page
Kali Linux 64-Bit VirtualBox Available on the  Offensive Security Download Page
Kali Linux 32-Bit VirtualBox PAE Available on the  Offensive Security Download Page

Kali Linux Weekly Builds

We now generate weekly Kali images so you can always get a fresh ISO whenever you need it. The ISOs will be generated each Sunday and will be versioned as “-W“. Once all builds are generated, they will be available via http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-images/kali-weekly. Each weekly release will have it’s own SHA256SUM file which will be available at http://cdimage.kali.org/kali-weekly/SHA256SUMS

Download ARM images

Are you looking for Kali Linux ARM images? The good folks at Offensive Security (who are also the funders, founders, and developers of Kali Linux) have generated alternate flavors of Kali using the same build infrastructure as the official Kali releases. ARM architecture Kali images produced by Offensive Security can be found on the Official Offensive Security Kali Linux ARM Images page.

Download Kali Linux Images Securely

When you download an image, be sure to download the SHA256SUMS and SHA256SUMS.gpg files that are next to the downloaded image (i.e. in the same directory on the Kali Linux Download Server). Before verifying the checksums of the image, you must ensure that the SHA256SUMS file is the one generated by Kali. That’s why the file is signed by Kali’s official key with a detached signature in SHA256SUMS.gpg. Kali’s official key can be downloaded like so:

$ wget -q -O - https://www.kali.org/archive-key.asc | gpg --import
# or...
$ gpg --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-key 7D8D0BF6
# ...and verify that the displayed fingerprint matches the one below
$ gpg --fingerprint 7D8D0BF6
pub rsa4096 2012-03-05 [SC] [expires: 2021-02-03]
44C6 513A 8E4F B3D3 0875 F758 ED44 4FF0 7D8D 0BF6
uid [ unknown] Kali Linux Repository <devel@kali.org>
sub rsa4096 2012-03-05 [E] [expires: 2021-02-03]

Once you have downloaded both SHA256SUMS and SHA256SUMS.gpg, you can verify the signature as follows:

$ gpg --verify SHA256SUMS.gpg SHA256SUMS
gpg: Signature made Tue 13 Feb 2018 03:33:53 AM EST
gpg: using RSA key 44C6513A8E4FB3D30875F758ED444FF07D8D0BF6
gpg: Good signature from "Kali Linux Repository <devel@kali.org>" [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: 44C6 513A 8E4F B3D3 0875 F758 ED44 4FF0 7D8D 0BF6

If you don’t get that “Good signature” message or if the key ID doesn’t match, then you should stop the process and review whether you downloaded the images from a legitimate Kali mirror.

Want an Updated or Custom Kali Image ?

Feeling a little more adventurous? Want to build the latest version of Kali? Want to customize your ISO? Looking for KDE, LXDE, MATE, XFCE and other customizations? This is the option for you. With everything set up correctly, the basic process is as simple as:

apt-get install git live-build cdebootstrap
git clone git://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scripts/live-build-config.git
cd live-build-config
./build.sh --distribution kali-rolling --verbose
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