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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006668Kali LinuxQueued Tool Additionpublic2020-12-01 10:48
Reportercsaby Assigned Tosbrun  
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Fixed in Version2020.4 
Summary0006668: dnscat2

dnscat2 can be downloaded from:




2020-08-21 15:21

administrator   ~0013303

[Name] - dnscat2
[Version] - v0.07
[Homepage] -
[Download] -
[Author] - Ron (iagox86)
[License] - BSD 3
[Description] - a DNS tunnel that WON'T make you sick and kill you!

dnscat2 strives to be different from other DNS tunneling protocols by being designed for a special purpose: command and control.

This isn't designed to get you off a hotel network, or to get free Internet on a plane. And it doesn't just tunnel TCP.

It can tunnel any data, with no protocol attached. Which means it can upload and download files, it can run a shell, and it can do those things well. It can also potentially tunnel TCP, but that's only going to be added in the context of a pen-testing tool (that is, tunneling TCP into a network), not as a general purpose tunneling tool. That's been done, it's not interesting (to me).

It's also encrypted by default. I don't believe any other public DNS tunnel encrypts all traffic!



2020-08-21 15:22

administrator   ~0013304

@kali-team, please could this be packaged up.
@author, If you want to help the packaging process, you can check the documentation here ~



2020-08-26 12:38

manager   ~0013327

dnscat2 version 0.07-0kali1 is now in kali-rolling

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-08-21 14:30 csaby New Issue
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013303
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k Status new => acknowledged
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k Category New Tool Requests => Queued Tool Addition
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k Product Version 2020.3 =>
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k View Status private => public
2020-08-21 15:21 g0tmi1k Summary Please add dnscat2 to Kali => dnscat2
2020-08-21 15:22 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013304
2020-08-21 18:31 g0tmi1k Assigned To => sbrun
2020-08-21 18:31 g0tmi1k Priority normal => high
2020-08-21 18:31 g0tmi1k Status acknowledged => assigned
2020-08-26 12:38 sbrun Note Added: 0013327
2020-08-26 12:38 sbrun Status assigned => resolved
2020-08-26 12:38 sbrun Resolution open => fixed
2020-11-11 23:49 g0tmi1k Fixed in Version => 2020.4
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal