How do I manually upgrade the nmap-ncat package on Centos 7?


Check version:

$ nc --version
Ncat: Version 6.40 ( http://nmap.org/ncat )

Remove Yum package and replace with RPM package.

$ sudo yum remove nmap-ncat
$ wget https://nmap.org/dist/ncat-7.60-1.x86_64.rpm
$ sudo rpm -i ncat-7.60-1.x86_64.rpm

Symlink nc

$ which ncat
$ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ncat /usr/bin/nc

Check version post-install:

$ nc --version
Ncat: Version 7.60 ( https://nmap.org/ncat )

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