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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007643Kali LinuxGeneral Bugpublic2022-04-05 01:14
Reporterrwx Assigned Toarnaudr  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Versionkali-dev 
Summary0007643: VirtualBox image should include the default user in the group vboxsf

The default user "kali" in VirtualBox VM images appears to not be in the "vboxsf" group by default, preventing it to access VirtualBox's shared folders. Since VBox guest additions are installed by default, I think this setting should also be included.

Steps To Reproduce
  1. set up a VM containing Kali VBox image (import OVA)
  2. configure shared folders in the VM settings
  3. run the VM and observe other guest functions work out-of-the-box while the shared folders' contents are inaccessible due to unsufficient permissions
    (4. to resolve, add the user (default "kali") to the "vboxsf" group and reboot)




2022-04-05 01:14

manager   ~0015998

Thanks for the feedback!

We just changed our build scripts to automatically add the Kali user to the vboxsf group. It will be effective when you install Kali in a VirtualBox VM (via the Kali installer), and it's also effective in the Live image. The actual change is at

This change will be rolled out in the next weekly image, and in the next Kali release 2022.2.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-03-26 17:03 rwx New Issue
2022-03-28 09:37 daniruiz Assigned To => arnaudr
2022-03-28 09:37 daniruiz Status new => assigned
2022-04-05 01:14 arnaudr Note Added: 0015998
2022-04-05 01:14 arnaudr Status assigned => resolved
2022-04-05 01:14 arnaudr Resolution open => fixed