pwncat - netcat on steroids with Firewall, IDS/IPS evasion, and its fully scriptable with Python (PSE)

March 31, 2022

Pwncat is a sophisticated bind and reverses shell handler with many features as well as a drop-in replacement or compatible complement to netcat, ncat or socat.


Ever accidentally hit Ctrl+c on your reverse shell and it was gone for good? Ever waited forever for your client to connect back to you, because the Firewall didn't let it out? Ever had a connection loss because an IPS closed suspicious ports? Ever were in need of a quick port forwarding?

Apart from that the current features of nc, ncat or socat just didn't feed my needs and I also wanted to have a single tool that works on older and newer machines (hence Python 2+3 compat). Most importantly I wanted to have it in a language that I can understand and provide my own features with. (Wait for it, binary releases for Linux, MacOS, and Windows will come shortly).

???? Install Pwncat

pip install pwncat


This is just a quick get-you-started overview. For more advanced techniques see ???? Usage or ???? Examples.

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