Kali Linux Penetration Testing Tools

Kali Linux contains a large amount of penetration testing tools from various different niches of the security and forensics fields. This site aims to list them all and provide a quick reference to these tools. In addition, the versions of the tools can be tracked against their upstream sources. If you find any errors (typos, wrong URLs) please drop us an e-mail!

Penetration Testing Tools present in Kali Linux

Tools Listings

Kali Tools Listings

The Kali Linux penetration testing platform contains a vast array of tools and utilities, from information gathering to final reporting, that enable security and IT professionals to assess the security of their systems.


Kali Linux Metapackages

Metapackages give you the flexibility to install specific subsets of tools based on your particular needs. Kali Linux includes metapackages for wireless, web applications, forensics, software defined radio, and more.

Version Tracking

Version Tracking

Maintaining and updating the large number of tools included in the Kali distribution is a on-going task. Our Version Tracking page allows you to compare the current upstream version with the version currently in Kali.

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