Covert Channels in Computer Networks Tools

A list of available tools to establish covert channels through communication networks - in particular IP networks and the Internet. Some of these tools are 'simple' protocol over protocol tunnels while others implement interesting techniques to really hide their presence.

For a bibliography of covert channels please go to my main covert channels page.

It is very likely that this list is incomplete. Also there may be errors. If you find errors or are aware of relevant tools not yet listed on this page please drop me an email!


[1] D. Stødle. ptunnel - Ping Tunnel, 2005. http://www.cs.uit.no/daniels/PingTunnel. [ http ]
[2] P. LeBoutillier. HTTunnel, 2005. http://sourceforge.net/projects/httunnel/. [ http ]
[3] T. M. Gil. IP-over-ICMP using ICMPTX, 2005. http://thomer.com/icmptx/. [ http ]
[4] T. M. Gil. IP-over-DNS using NSTX, 2005. http://thomer.com/howtos/nstx/. [ http ]
[5] Sergey Chvalyuk. Icmp Tunnel - ITun, 2005. http://sourceforge.net/projects/itun. [ http ]
[6] I. Zelenchuk. Skeeve - ICMP bounce tunnel, 2004. http://www.gray-world.net/poc_skeeve.shtml. [ http ]
[7] T. Pietraszek. IP-over-DNS tunneling using DNScat, 2004. http://tadek.pietraszek.org/projects/DNScat/. [ http ]
[8] D. Kaminsky. IP-over-DNS using Ozyman, 2004. http://www.doxpara.com/. [ http ]
[9] J. Rutkowska. NUSHU Passive Covert Channels in the Linux Kernel, 2004. http://www.invisiblethings.org/tools.html. [ .html ]
[10] T. MacDermid. StegTunnel - Covert Channel in IPID, 2003. http://www.synacklabs.net/projects/stegtunnel. [ http ]
[11] M. Langston. Sifr's Obfuscator (PoC-code), 2003. http://www.bitshift.org/archives/new-sob.c. [ http ]
[12] S. Castro. Covert Channel Tunneling Tool (cctt), 2003. http://gray-world.net/pr_cctt.shtml. [ http ]
[13] A. Dyatlov. Firepass - Is a Tunneling Tool, 2003. http://gray-world.net/pr_firepass.shtml. [ http ]
[14] P. Padgett. Corkscrew, 2001. http://www.agroman.net/corkscrew/. [ http ]
[15] A. Vidstrom. AckCmd Backdoor, 2000. http://ntsecurity.nu/toolbox/ackcmd/. [ http ]
[16] M. Lundström. MailTunnel. http://gray-world.net/tools/mailtunnel-0.2.tar.gz. [ http ]
[17] A. Heydecke. Sockster/trapster - covert channel and tunnel development. http://tunnel.gotdns.org. [ http ]
[18] W. Zheng. MsnShell - Encapsulate Shell Commands Within MSN. http://gray-world.net/pr_msnshell.shtml. [ http ]
[19] S. Gianvecchio. Timing Channels Proof-of-Concept Implementation. Available on request.

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Last Updated: Tuesday 10-May-2011 17:44:20 EST | Maintained by: Sebastian Zander (szander@swin.edu.au) | Authorised by: Grenville Armitage ( garmitage@swin.edu.au)