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0006978Kali Linux[All Projects] Feature Requestspublic2021-01-06 11:17
Reporterdilip.maddala Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006978: Kali Linux image in OCI cloud having issues with the default user and the ssh access
DescriptionHi Team,

We have installed Kali Linux from Oracle cloud marketplace in OCI. The instance is provisioned successfully.
The issue is we are not able to access the vm via ssh, and are not able to login with the default user "debian" mentioned in the document. SSH Service is Failed while the vm is up.

Can you help us fixing the issue.

Steps To ReproduceCreate a new instance or reboot the existing server
Additional InformationVersion: 1
Release Date: Nov 16, 2020, 00:00 UTC
OCI Version 1.0

[ 0.000000] Linux version 5.9.0-kali1-amd64 ( (gcc-10 (Debian 10.2.0-15) 10.2.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian) 2.35.1) 0000001 SMP Debian 5.9.1-1kali2 (2020-10-29)
[ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9.0-kali1-amd64 root=UUID=6c7e21e5-4c46-45c7-95ee-2ed975d11eb2 ro biosdevname=0 net.ifnames=0 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200 earlyprintk=ttyS0,115200 consoleblank=0 systemd.show_status=true



2021-01-06 06:52


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2021-01-06 10:17

administrator   ~0014041

> we are not able to login with the default user "debian" mentioned in the document.

What document are you referring to?

Our cloud and live images have "kali" as default user.


2021-01-06 10:19

administrator   ~0014042

And we use cloud-init to setup the initial environment. But we have not contributed any Kali image in the Oracle cloud so I'm not sure how the image you are using has been built and I don't know who is responsible for that image either.


2021-01-06 10:46

reporter   ~0014043

The overview in the cloud market place mentioned debian as the default user and also specified this kali linux distribution in maintained and funded by Offensive Security.

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2021-01-06 11:05

administrator   ~0014044

If is the entry that your are referring to, it also says this in the overview "Creator - Amrita Mukherjee," so it's clearly not maintained by us.


2021-01-06 11:17

reporter   ~0014045

Can you provide some steps to resolve the issue like
1. how to change the password of the root/default user from command line while rebooting the instance from gitbash/plink
2. Can we use other image and host in oracle cloud

Issue History

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2021-01-06 06:52 dilip.maddala New Issue
2021-01-06 06:52 dilip.maddala File Added: kali01_reboot.PNG
2021-01-06 06:52 dilip.maddala File Added: kali01_login failure.PNG
2021-01-06 10:17 rhertzog Note Added: 0014041
2021-01-06 10:19 rhertzog Note Added: 0014042
2021-01-06 10:46 dilip.maddala File Added: kali-image-oci.PNG
2021-01-06 10:46 dilip.maddala Note Added: 0014043
2021-01-06 11:05 rhertzog Note Added: 0014044
2021-01-06 11:17 dilip.maddala Note Added: 0014045