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)


3.7G f3b303ad328f6f7de6d26ac5fe41a3c10e2dfeda431a039323fc504acab4acfc

Kali Linux 64-Bit (Live)


3.0G 1a0b2ea83f48861dd3f3babd5a2892a14b30a7234c8c9b5013a6507d1401874f

Kali Linux 64-Bit (NetInstaller)


430M 950e2ff20392f410778f9d44b4f5c27f6a8e59c00a6eeb2c650b3a15fafa5f13

Kali Linux 32-Bit (Installer)


3.3G 90a0d033a332de7b9923b6ff8409b178dc837242ebe7d55a1b3f0fafaded0152

Kali Linux 32-Bit (Live)


2.6G 6ba1b1990d07be81428e48458b858f20d3c8273248d53aa2e6343af520bd32b8

Kali Linux 32-Bit (NetInstaller)


425M 65cec6093d2154c6f931c423f9d1f4c4a902af9cc715e802467570d83a8cda80
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 https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/build-scripts/live-build-config.git
cd live-build-config/
./build.sh --distribution kali-rollingĀ --verbose