Upgrading Kali Linux to latest version

Had to re-install my Kali Linux machine lately. Usually after a fresh install you will have to update the packages to the latest versions.

Check the source list

Open a terminal and switch to a root console by typing

# Switch to root terminal 
sudo -i

# Check source list 
cat /etc/apt/sources.list 

Check, if you have this entry (if not, add it to the list)

deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

Update Kali Linux

Now we can execute the actual update/upgrade

# Update apt packages 
apt update 

# Start update of kali 
apt full-upgrade -y

Conclusion

Here we go. A fresh install of Kali Linux with the latest tools.

So long…