KaliBrowser – Run Kali Linux directly in your Web browser

kalibrowser

About KaliBrowser

Good news for ethical hackers, security researchers, and penetration testers! Now, you can run Kali Linux, one of the popular and advanced Linux distribution specially designed for penetration testing and ethical hacking, directly on your Web browser, regardless of any operating system you use. Meet KaliBrowser, a new project developed by Security Analyst Mr.Jerry Gamblin for ethical hackers. You don’t have to install kali Linux on your system. All you need is a system with a web browser and docker installed. Just download the KaliBrowser docker image and start playing with Kali Linux operating system inside your web browser.

Run KaliBrowser

KaliBrowser is actually a docker image built with Kali Linux DockerOpenBox, and NoVNC HTML5 VNC client. So, in order to run KaliBrowser, you need to install Docker first.

Install Docker on APT-based and YUM-based systems:

To install Docker on Ubuntu or CentOS, check the following links.

Install Docker on Arch Linux and derivatives:

Docker is available in Arch Linux official repositories.

To install Docker on Arch Linux and its derivatives, run:

sudo pacman -S docker

Then, start and enable the Docker service as shown below.

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Download and run KaliBrowser

Run the following command to download and KaliBroswer docker image.

sudo docker run -d -t -i -p 6080:6080 jgamblin/kalibrowser

Sample output:

Unable to find image 'jgamblin/kalibrowser:latest' locally
latest: Pulling from jgamblin/kalibrowser

b2860afd831e: Pull complete 
340395ad18db: Pull complete 
d4ecedcfaa73: Pull complete 
22fd4cf3e6b4: Pull complete 
9c9e5644da6c: Pull complete 
b9d18ca9e0e5: Pull complete 
ad56499ecc47: Pull complete 
Digest: sha256:a7b04bccc16b738887b12256a4daaccdd93924e92ead7c4f6297610786a34815
Status: Downloaded newer image for jgamblin/kalibrowser:latest
c564a0922a6a3d1849743adab10a167f47b1a8606b48fa6b0129221ef388ae15

Now, open your web browser and type: http://localhost:6080 or http://IP-Address:6080/ in the address bar.

That’s it. Start working with Kali Linux right from the web browser.

Here is KaliBrowser in action:

To open menu items, just right click on the empty space. A basic menu will appear.

Kalibrowser

You can also open graphical applications as the way you do in the normal systems.

Kalibrowser

To keep kalibrowser simple and fast, the developer has included only the base installation of Kali Linux. However, you can install additional tools if you want via command-line.

Stop KaliBrowser

After working with Kali Linux, you can stop it as shown below.

First find the Kali Linux docker image id using command:

sudo docker ps -a

Sample output:

CONTAINER ID IMAGE COMMAND CREATED STATUS PORTS NAMES
c564a0922a6a jgamblin/kalibrowser "/bin/sh -c /startup." 6 hours ago Up 6 hours 0.0.0.0:6080->6080/tcp sharp_bartik

As you see in the above output, Kali Linux docker image id is c564a0922a6a.

To stop this container, run:

sudo docker stop c564a0922a6a

For more details about Docker usage, refer the following link.

That’s all for now. Hope this helps. If you find this guide useful, please share it on your social networks.

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