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  • Updating Burpsuite ?

    Posted by Anthony on June 25, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Hello there is just too much information out there, i forgot the proper commands to update my Burp suite to the latest version once downloaded ?

    Anthony replied 1 year, 1 month ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Christophe

    Administrator
    June 25, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Burp has a built-in update chcker in the Help menu -> Check for Updates. Have you tried that?

    Otherwise, you can download the latest from their website.

    • Anthony

      Member
      June 25, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      I did, but the Linux commands afterwards i lost in a previous os.

    • Eric

      Member
      June 25, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      There are a couple of ways to update, however if you are using Kali or Parrot you need to rename the current install of Burpsuite to burpsuite_old as Kali uses a .jar file. So the steps in order are as follows:

      1. Download the updated version from portswigger website (if you click update when opening burp it will take you directly to their site and give you the updated version to download) Also, choose the .jar file not the .sh file.

      2. Navigate to the /usr/bin directory: cd /usr/bin

      3. Rename the current install to burpsuite_old: sudo mv burpsuite burpsuite_old

      4. Now copy the newly downloaded .jar file to the /usr/bin directory: sudo cp {directory of where you downloaded the burpsuite_community file} /usr/bin/

      Example on my system: sudo cp /home/sechvn/Downloads/burpsuite_community_*.jar /usr/bin/

      5. Rename the downloaded updated burpsuite_community_*.jar file to burpsuite: sudo mv {name of downloaded .jar file} burpsuite

      Note: The .jar file will have a version number associated with it. Using the * is just a wildcard and will work but I always name the exact file when doing this.

      6. You need to chmod the burpsuite binary that you just renamed while still in the /usr/bin directory: sudo chmod +x burpsuite

      7. Finally, remove the burpsuite_old binary or .jar file in the /usr/bin directory: sudo rm burpsuite_old

      8. Finished! If you download the .sh file and then chmod the installation script it will work, however you will have two versions of burpsuite on your system.

      • Christophe

        Administrator
        June 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm

        Nice! Thanks for the step-by-step @sechvn !

  • Eric

    Member
    June 25, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    You are welcome! It took many times messing up burpsuite updates on my kali vm’s. If for any reason Anthony you run into a problem we can jump on a Discord really quick and I can help walk you through it.

    • Anthony

      Member
      June 25, 2021 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks man i will give it a shot.