(closed) Remove Netcat

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(closed) Remove Netcat

PostPosted by Volteos » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:18 am

Not so much a bug, but I think netcat should be removed, it comes within the operating system upon installation, it does pose a security risk if a linux machine is under post exploitation. Just my two cents.
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Re: Remove Netcat

PostPosted by erikdubois » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:26 pm

I have been reading about netcat

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-secur ... f-the-lan/

It is actually one of the basis applications coming with archiso as gnu-netcat...

Not sure what to do next? Any other applications that need this.

Even when we remove it, you can always install it afterwards as well.

But thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: Remove Netcat

PostPosted by HarronV » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:59 am

Checking the dependencies, it is not needed by any other app.
NetCat can be used without root, but it should not be a hazard for your safety. Rather an intruder who has netcat on his system can look for exploits.

You yourself can use it to find ports to close, block, ... to configure your firewall ...

Instead of removing netcat, imho it would be better to implement ufw in the package.
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