Updating Firefox ESR for FoxyProxy

  • I'm on a computer at AZ03 and FoxyProxy is telling me I have to update Firefox from 52.0 to 57.0 in order to install. I tried sudo apt-get upgrade firefox-esr, but doesn't seem to work. Says I've already got the newest version. Do I need to update firefox manually? Or does Kali have to be updated? What say you?


  • @jdez I'd say if the Kali repo's are telling you that's the latest then leave it.. πŸ™‚ Is FoxyProxy not working at all with version 52.0?

  • @Tails No...not able to add it via extensions, and since I don't see the little foxyproxy icon (I also don't see it on a computer that had it on saturday) I'm actually assuming it's not here. I need to look deeper though to make sure it's not somewhere in the browser where I can't see it.

  • @jdez oh I see. I'm mobile right now but I thought foxyproxy isn't supported on these versions of Firefox. There is another plugin. I'll look once I get home unless someone else chimes in. πŸ™‚

  • @jdez
    Here's the plugin I'm using on my Kali build. ESR v60.3.0 πŸ™‚
    FoxyProxy Standard

  • Ok...correct me if I'm wrong. After going back and forth with guys inside AZ03 it appears we need to reinstall a more current version of Firefox ESR...possibly by reimaging with a newer version of Kali. Or, manually reinstalling plain old Firefox which is more involved. Foxyproxy requires at least Firefox 57.0 and some of the computers at AZ03 were imaged with 52.0 packaged with the Kali OS. Doubt we want go with manually installing a plain version of Firefox since it's probably faster to reimage with a newer version of Kali and we're going to create a master image of Kali with FirefoxESR to push out to all stations from the server automatically at some point soon.

    THE END I hope.

  • @jdez haha I was thinking about that after I replied wondering what version of Kali you guys used. Pulling the latest version makes sense. Unless you want to get @blscott, @josh, and @ccc in the details of running apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade haha πŸ™‚

  • @Tails They're trying the mega list of apt-get commands this morning I think on at least one computer to see what happens in the short term.

  • @Tails if this was still a debate... somebody help us...

    apt-get update updates the list of available packages and versions based on your repositories ( a check for newer versions but no install or upgrade of any packages)

    apt-get upgrade will actually install the updated versions and packages from apt-get update which is why you run it first.

    apt-get dist-upgrade performs the functions of apt-get upgrade but will also install kernel updates, plus there is that cool "smart" conflict resolution.

    If you are confused @blscott man apt-get is your friend! Also nixcraft has a cool article...

  • @josh
    Haha. I was loving the back and forth debate amongst fellow nerds. Googling sources and all. Pretty awesome day with a group that’s pretty awesome πŸ™‚

  • @dhudson Am I assuming correctly that you are providing this if the time time to set up a master "mirror" image on our servers to push out to the stations on the floor? Or is this also a way to reimage Kali on individual stations without booting from a disk?

    Another question: when I look to see what's in my source.list file on my Kali box at home (I installed from a iso on a usb key) I see this
    which doesn't contain the entry noted in the link you sent:

    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

    I think this is correct since I installed from a iso on a usb, and am using for home use. I've never mirrored anything on a server.

  • @jdez This is my suggestion... and please feel free to DM me on Signal or here if you have questions. Also please feel free to ignore this as well this is just my thinking πŸ˜•
    -Configure a master linux machine that will have all the needed dependencies and updates

    -Add bookmarks to the Master image so that new users can see cool links

    -Throw things on the desktop you feel need to be easy access like the bwapp guide, mabye even a target list of the current targets available AZ03 with correspond DNS and IP in the text file (bwapp.xxxx.com -- 10.xxx.xxx.xxx) just so people can find
    the targets easier

    -Make sure all software on the master image is as up to date as possible and that FoxyProxy can be added to the machines for the bWAPP stuff

    -Once you are positive that you have a great "Master" image clone it with clonezilla.

    -Make a backup of the disk you just cloned just in case

    -Go to the master switch with all the ground computers are plugged into and start the listeners for them, you will have to enable Network Boot within the BIOS of the workstations.

    -Push the master image out to the ground computers

    -Test 2 or 3 of the ground stations (floor workstations)

    -Use your Google-Fu and resources if you need help

    -Contact me on or anyone else on the forums for questions as well.

    -Do not fear being wrong or breaking something, if you mess up the image its fine, make a new one rinse and repeat.

    -The goal is to make a master Kali Linux image that can be pushed to the floor whenever. Once FOG is up this will be simpler but for now Clonezilla is a good alternative.

    -Ill post my Kali Linux repositories I pull from for my virtual machine, at least the ones I think are relevant. If there is an inaccuracy please call me out.

    This is the only "deb" I have in my /etc/apt/sources.list
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

    If that isn't on the workstations, add it to the "Master" image and run that long update command.

    Notify me if there is any issues or if I need to clarify anything...

    https://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-SE/ (Server Edition works as standard and server)
    https://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/01_Save_disk_image (Saving the disk image)

  • @dhudson That thinking makes sense to me. Especially if it'll be a bit before we have our server issues hammered out. I just found instructions for making a custom Kali ISO and wouldn't mind digging into that.

    @JerryKeely What do you think of this, and did Christian already do something similar? I wasn't there when he managed to get our stations pointed to bwapp on our servers. Also, how long before you think we'll have reliable DHCP and Foggy (realistically) with all the volunteer training and visitors? I can start in on this with help from peeps on this forum if you think we need this fallback, but may need help getting it in the right place on the server of your choosing and "pushing" it out to the floor.

    Thanks for the info Dylan...I'm out for the night I think.

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