How To Install gitleaks on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install gitleaks on Kali Linux. gitleaks is Scan git repos (or files) for secrets using regex and entropy

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install gitleaks on Kali Linux.

What is gitleaks

This package contains a SAST tool for detecting hardcoded secrets like passwords, API keys, and tokens in git repos. Gitleaks aims to be the easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for finding secrets, past or present, in your code. Features:

  • Scan for commited secrets
  • Scan for unstaged secrets as part of shifting security left
  • Scan directories and files
  • Available Github Action
  • Custom rules via toml configuration
  • High performance using go-git
  • JSON, SARIF, and CSV reporting
  • Private repo scans using key or password based authentication

There are three ways to install gitleaks on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install gitleaks Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install gitleaks using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install gitleaks

Install gitleaks Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install gitleaks using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install gitleaks

Install gitleaks Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install gitleaks using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install gitleaks

How To Uninstall gitleaks on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the gitleaks package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gitleaks

Uninstall gitleaks And Its Dependencies

To uninstall gitleaks and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove gitleaks

Remove gitleaks Configurations and Data

To remove gitleaks configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge gitleaks

Remove gitleaks configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove gitleaks configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge gitleaks

References

Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install gitleaks using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.