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kali (11) Versions 2.0.0

Installs/Configures Kali linux

cookbook 'kali', '= 2.0.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'kali', '= 2.0.0'
knife supermarket install kali
knife supermarket download kali
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kali Cookbook | Cookbook Version Build Status

This cookbook installs and configures Kali linux on debian OS.




The following platforms and versions are tested and supported using Opscode's test-kitchen.

- Debian 8
- Debian 9



Key Type Description
[kali][distribution] String Distribution to use for apt repository (default: kali-rolling)
[kali][components] String Repository components (default: [main, non-free, contrib])
[kali][keyserver] String GPG keys server (default:
[kali][apt_timeout] Integer Timeout for packages installation (default: 1800)
[kali][upgrade] Boolean Set true to upgrade kali linux metapackages (default: false)


Key Type Description
[kali][rogue-ap][interface] String Wireles interface (default: wlan0)
[kali][rogue-ap][out_interface] String Output interface (default: eth0)
[kali][rogue-ap][script_path] String Path for (default: /root/
[kali][rogue-ap][packages] Array List of packages to install. See attribute file for default
[kali][rogue-ap][dnsmasq] Hash Hash of dnsmasq configuration. See attribute file for default
[kali][rogue-ap][hostapd] Hash Hash of hostapd configuration. See attribute file for default


Key Type Description
[kali][openvas][run_setup] Boolean Setup Openvas after installed, take many time! (default: false)


Key Type Description
[kali][hud][services] Hash Services list for the kalihud script (default: {})



Just include kali in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [

This will add kali linux repositories in apt sources and install the base of Kali linux system.

Additionally, you can include the following recipes as your need, these are based on kali linux metapackages:

- all - All available packages in Kali linux

- forensic - Forensic tools

- full - Default Kali linux install

- gpu - GPU-Powered tools

- hud - Deploy kalihud script

- pwtools - Password Cracking tools

- rfid - RFID tools

- sdr - Software Defined Radio tools

- top10 - Top 10 Kali linux tools

- voip - VoIP tools

- web - Web assessment tools

- wireless - Wireless tools

See the official documentation:

Some services can be disabled with following recipes:
- kali::disable_lightdm - Disable lightdm service


Just include kali::rogue-ap in your node's run_list to setup a Rogue AP:

  "run_list": [


Install openvas and run openvas-setup by including kali::openvas in your node's run_list:

  "run_list": [


Install kalihud script:

  "run_list": [


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License and Authors

Authors: Sliim

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

apt >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.


This file is used to list changes made in each version of the kali cookbook.


  • Removed support for Kali linux 1.0 & 2.0
  • Add kali::hud recipe to deploy the kalihud script
  • Add [kali][upgrade] attribute to upgrade metapackages
  • Use https transport for kali repository
  • Removed ohai plugin
  • Removed kali_release automatic attribute


  • Add kali::disable_lightdm recipe


  • kali::openvas Do not setup openvas by default


  • Default setup for kali-rolling


  • Add [kali][security_distribution] attribute.


  • Add kali_release automatic attribute.


  • New recipe kali::rogue-ap to setup a Rogue AP


  • Support for Kali 2.0
  • New attributes for apt repository
  • Timeout attribute for packages installation


  • Packages authentication with gpg signature


  • Initial release of kali cookbook

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