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Zenmap - GUI of Nmap

Zenmap is Official Graphical User Interface (GUI) version of Nmap. Zenmap is also very powerful tool like nmap. For it's graphical interface and easy menus makes it very easy to use.

Zenmap install on Kali Linux 2021
Previously Zenmap comes pre-installed on Kali Linux but newer version (from 2019.4) doesn't comes with Zenmap. So in our this article we are going to learn how to install Zenmap on Kali Linux in 2023 and use it.

Installing Zenmap on Kali Linux 2023

Zenmap relies on deprecated Python 2 libraries that are not available in Kali Linux. So it is not available on Kali Linux repository. Also it's official .deb file comes with some errors during installing. So we are going to install it using Kaboxer (Kali Applications Boxer).

To install it we need to have an updated system. We need to apply following command to install Zenmap on our Kali Linux system.

sudo apt install zenmap-kbx -y

After providing our root password the installation will be started, as we can see in the following screenshot:

installing zenmap on kali linux

After the installation is complete we just need to run following command to start Zenmap:


Now we can see that the above command opens Zenmap on our Kali Linux system in the following screenshot:

zenmap on kali linux
This is how we can install and run Zenmap on Kali Linux using Kaboxer.

Using Zenmap on Kali Linux

After a successful installation we can use Zenmap. If we use Zenmap with root then we can use it's all options. So we open it with root by using following command:

sudo zenmap

We can see that Zenmap is opened on the following screenshot:

Zenmap running on kali linux 20121

Here everything is very easy. Here we need to put the IP address of our target network. For an example we are choosing our localhost system's IP address (, we also can choose the website's address.

Then we need to choose the profile as "Quick Scan". For an example we have chosen "Quick Scan" we can choose other profiles as per our requirements. Then we just need to click on "Scan". Then the result will comes in front of us as the following screenshot:

zenmap scan results

In the above screenshot we can see the open ports on our target.

Once the scan has completed, we can click on each tab to get further details about our target. If we're performing a scan on an entire network, the "Topology" tab will help us create a network diagram of the target network.

Zenmap is very easy to use and user-friendly. This is how we can install Zenmap on Kali Linux new versions and it's uses.

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