Home » General Security

How To Install Armitage on Kali Linux

Submitted by on August 19, 2013 – 11:36 AM 5 Comments

As an avid BackTrack Linux distribution user, I recently started to use the newly released Kali Linux distribution.  Kali Linux is the new generation of the industry-leading BackTrack Linux penetration testing and security auditing Linux distribution.  Some of the tools I normally use as a practitioner, researcher, educator or  hobbyist are OpenVAS vulnerability scanning tool, Metasploit penetration testing software and Autopsy the forensics toolkit to just name a few of the available products.

I noticed almost immediately, Armitage a GUI front-end for the Metasploit Framework developed by Raphael Mudge was not preinstalled like in the BackTrack version.

So here is what I did to install it on my Kali Linux install:

  1. Open up a terminal window
  2. Issue command cd /etc/apt/
  3. Issue command vi sources.list
  4. Add the following lines to the list:
    • deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
    • deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main non-free contrib
  5. Save the file
  6. Open another terminal window and issue the following commands
    • apt-get update
    • apt-get install armitage
    • service postgresql start
    • service metasploit start
  7. Program is located in /usr/bin/armitage

Good luck and please comment if you had success in the process.


Tags: ,

  • Kali Linux

    Please not that armitage is installed by default in Kai Linux. You do not need to add repositories, as they already exist in sources.list. The “armitage” command is located in the $PATH…just start the postgresql and metasploit services, and then type “armitage” in the prompt.

  • securityorb

    Thank you for the information…

  • securityorb

    but in the initial release, there were a lot of limitations and Armitage was not installed. I am working off that initial version. I think the later releases fixed these problems and added Armitage. This How-To are for those initial release holders like me.




  • Billy

    Apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade is too much for you?

  • Kali Linux

    The two posts you mention are about 5 months old. Armitage was added to Kali in March.