Using Kali Linux Docker Images

To use the Kali Linux Docker image, we will do the following commands:

kali@kali:~$ docker pull kalilinux/kali-rolling
kali@kali:~$
kali@kali:~$ docker run --tty --interactive kalilinux/kali-rolling /bin/bash
root@e4ae79503654:/
root@e4ae79503654:/ exit
kali@kali:~$

Please note, that this does not allow for systemd functionality, which would allow access to items such as systemctl. There are ways to get systemd to work with Docker, however they include modifying the Dockerfile and docker run flags. At this time this will not be covered.

Please also note, all the images below do not come with the “default” metapackage. You will need to apt update && apt -y install kali-linux-headless.


Updated on: 2021-Oct-23
Author: gamb1t