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


Torrent

2019.4
2.6G bad0d602a531b872575e23cc025b45fee475523b51378a035928b733ca395ac5


Kali Linux 32-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
2.6G e2ad113ea0d826d8c208bd0eabd3fb4b76c7d85618d4f38b5d54d4788a5ececa


Kali Linux Light 64-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
1.2G bb2ef76da0a56af0af068b0701ff2ba455478eb02527cf0058a148ac2f125a16


Kali Linux Light 32-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
1.2G 97e2b5e39d2637817cb3d20004617fe65c664a5cddc495ed29ad33e3acf11634


Kali Linux MATE 64-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
2.7G 58b3ff0a6c59fdcfe9004806a8bccc17155827b38c1cff3079b7baa204ec9f4e


Kali Linux Gnome 64-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
2.8G 7584b559e7041133fde7d54fc1953ff076d8ace2ff1b7397d54a94df099baf7d


Kali Linux KDE 64-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
3.1G f223790ae3e57893abdeb0e950ef8c6ddd44d0429255374d0a50e47b1d356028


Kali Linux LXDE 64-Bit


Torrent

2019.4
2.6G a20e27cfa17b5468dd41465a8fc3d7e647e4faf916af776c6bc664e8525baf41


Kali Linux Light ARMhf


Torrent

2019.4
792M aca1cd6f56624f276edad63305c6947228ad08c3cf93be2adfedd069747c4879
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 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-rollingĀ --verbose
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