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 Torrent Version Size SHA256Sum


Kali Linux 64-Bit (Installer)


Torrent

2020.2
3.6G ae9a3b6a1e016cd464ca31ef5055506cecfc55a10f61bf1acb8313eddbe12ad7


Kali Linux 64-Bit (Live)


Torrent

2020.2
2.9G e90e0cfb4bc8fc640219dba66c9fe4308c9502164e432c47a30af50ce9cb3ba2


Kali Linux 64-Bit (NetInstaller)


Torrent

2020.2
420M def160159e12ff52fb5f4991240bd760500d7cd5ee38601a8bf35809a20f9450


Kali Linux 32-Bit (Installer)


Torrent

2020.2
3.2G 8f31707efe50e204fbe35bb584412af712515c4af4662c468acd6e0f11785b38


Kali Linux 32-Bit (Live)


Torrent

2020.2
2.5G d4833fc2095415ffd2e05fb7525d8519b62f3be9af366cffdd4cdd887c0cec62


Kali Linux 32-Bit (NetInstaller)


Torrent

2020.2
425M ac95852806c6c8066b7dacc6c693674fc21e815ecf7e4722f1e024a1acba59a2
Kali Linux 64-bit VMware Available on the Offensive Security VM Download Page
Kali Linux 32-bit (PAE) VMware Available on the Offensive Security VM Download Page
Kali Linux 64-bit VirtualBox Available on the Offensive Security VM Download Page
Kali Linux 32-bit (PAE) VirtualBox Available on the Offensive Security VM 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 44C6513A8E4FB3D30875F758ED444FF07D8D0BF6
# ...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-rollingĀ --verbose
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