Kali Linux 2017.3 released, which includes all patches, fixes, updates, and improvements since our last release. In this release, the kernel has been updated to 4.13.10 and it includes some notable improvements:
- CIFS now uses SMB 3.0 by default
- EXT4 directories can now contain 2 billion entries instead of the old 10 million limit
- TLS support is now built into the kernel itself
What’s new in Kali Linux 2017.3?
The Kali Linux 2017.3 release has four new tools which focus on open source information (OSINT) gathering. These new tools are not included in the default installation but are available after running
apt update. The tools are:
In addition to the new kernel and all of the updates and fixes we pull from Debian, we have also updated our packages for Reaver, PixieWPS, Burp Suite, Cuckoo, The Social Engineering Toolkit, and more. Take a look at the Kali Changelog to see what else has been updated in this release, or read on to see what else is new.