Updated nc packages that add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The nc packages contain the nc (or netcat) utility for reading and writing data across network connections, by using the TCP and UDP protocols. Also, netcat can be used as a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, as netcat can create many different connections and has numerous built-in capabilities.
With this update, the netcat utility can handle HTTP/1.1 proxy responses, which certain proxies send in response to HTTP/1.0 requests.
This update improves the phrasing of comments that contained profanities in certain sections in scripts provided by the netcat utility.
Users of nc are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.