Master the latest version of Nmap and its scripting engine with the help of over 100 practical tasks for system administration and penetration testing.
Covering tasks such as monitoring remote servers, discovering security vulnerabilities in web applications, detecting database servers with no administrator password, performing brute force password auditing, distributing scans among several clients and more...
Don't forget you can download the first chapter for free.
Chapter 1: Nmap fundamentals
Common tasks with Nmap and introduction to Ndiff, Nping and Zenmap. From compiling the source code to setting up a host monitoring daemon.
Chapter 2: Network exploration
Host discovery techniques with Nmap such as TCP SYN ping scan, TCP ACK ping scan, UDP ping scan and other tips for optimizing host discovery.
Chapter 3: Information gathering
Interesting information gathering tasks with Nmap and its scripting engine. From geo-locating an IP address to discovering firewalls.
Chapter 4: Auditing Web Servers
Detect Web Application Firewalls, find vulnerabilities, discover interesting resources, bruteforce password protected directories and more.
Chapter 5: Auditing Databases
Detect insecure configurations in MySQL servers, find database servers with no administration password, brute force passwords and more...
Chapter 6: Auditing Mail Servers
Discover valid email accounts, brute force passwords, list capabilities, detect open relays, detect vulnerable Exim servers and more...
Chapter 7: Scanning Large Networks
From optimizing timing values to distributing scans between several clients. This chapter also discusses performance parameters and a few other tricks.
Chapter 8: Generating Scan Results
From generating scan reports in standard and non standard output formats to generating topology graphs with Zenmap and adjusting NSE reports.
Chapter 9: Writing your own NSE scripts
Several examples of NSE scripts and in depth discussion of the main libraries and functions required to detect and exploit common vulnerabilities.
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Additional recipes and related updates will be posted on the author's blog. We also invite you to share the NSE scripts you write after reading Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook =). Feedback is always appreciated.