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unhide-tcp: forensic tool to find hidden TCP/UDP ports

NAME

unhide-tcp --- forensic tool to find hidden TCP/UDP ports

SYNOPSIS

unhide-tcp [options]

DESCRIPTION

unhide-tcp is a forensic tool that identifies TCP/UDP ports that are listening but are not listed by /sbin/ss (or alternatively by /bin/netstat) through brute forcing of all TCP/UDP ports available.
Note1 : On FreeBSD ans OpenBSD, netstat is allways used as iproute2 doesn't exist on these OS. In addition, on FreeBSD, sockstat is used instead of fuser. Note2 : If iproute2 is not available on the system, option -n or -s SHOULD be given on the command line.

OPTIONS

-h --help
Display help
--brief
Don't display warning messages, that's the default behavior.
-f --fuser
Display fuser output (if available) for the hidden port On FreeBSD, instead of fuser command, displays the output of the sockstat command for the hidden port.
-l --lsof
Display lsof output (if available) for the hidden port
-n --netstat
Use /bin/netstat instead of /sbin/ss. On system with many opened ports, this can slow down the test dramatically.
-s --server
Use a very quick strategy of scanning. On system with a lot of opened ports, it is hundreds times faster than ss method and ten thousands times faster than netstat method.
-o --log
Write a log file (unhide-tcp-AAAA-MM-DD.log) in the current directory.
-V --version
Show version and exit
-v --verbose
Be verbose, display warning message (default : don't display). This option may be repeated more than once.

Exit status:

0
if no hidden port is found,
4
if one or more hidden TCP port(s) is(are) found,
8
if one or more hidden UDP port(s) is(are) found,
12
if one or more hidden TCP and UDP ports are found.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Francois Marier francois [at] debian.org and Patrick Gouin. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

LICENSE

License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

unhide (8).