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By: dsojer
June 30, 2015

How to Update Burp Suite in Kali Linux

By: dsojer
June 30, 2015
By: dsojer
June 30, 2015
This information might already be in the forums or quickly retrieved via searching online. Yet, after a few minutes of not finding a link, a how-to, etc online, I decided to attempt to update Burp Suite in Kali on my own.When I opened the application today, it prompted to download a new version. I ran software updates and apt-get update on Kali, but I had to manually update Burp Suite.You can quickly launch Burp Suite via Applications > Web Applications under numerous sub-menus. It can also be launched from Top 10 Security Tools. FYI, Burp Suite resides in /usr/bin.

The Steps to Update Burp Suite: In order to update Burp Suite, I had to go to the developer's website: http://www.portswigger.net/burp/download.html

  1. Download the latest jar file into your Downloads folder
  2. Navigate to /usr/bin and select burpsuite
  3. Rename burpsuite to burpsuite(old)
  4. Copy the jar that was just downloaded into /usr/bin
  5. Right-click and rename the jar to burpsuite
  6. In the Permissions tab, select Allow executing file as program
  7. Hit close
Launch Burp Suite again and you'll see that you won't be alerted that there is a new update available. You'll indeed be running the latest version. Upon successful launch, you can delete burpsuite (old) from /usr/bin. Note: You can probably run a small script to automate this process for future updates.

Thanks and I hope this is helpful!
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