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nmap not running as root shows unknown open ports for a fraction of a second

On a server running Ubuntu 14.04.2 I was doing some basic security auditing when I ran the command nmap -p -d 1-65535 as a non-root user. Interestingly it reported a few (1-5 at a time, average, ...
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Completely getting rid of SSLv3 on Apache

Our security team is asking that we completely disable SSLv3 on some of our servers running Apache. I've used the SSLProtocol entry in the ssl.conf file (like SSLProtocol ALL -SSLv2 -SSLv3) and ...
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nmap says “variable 'keys' is not declared” when trying to run ssl-ccs-injection.nse

I'm running nmap 6.47 on Windows 7 and am trying to run the ssl-ccs-injection.nse script. After getting an error, I ran it with the -d (debug) option and the error in the subject is what showed up. I ...
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Why would a stealth scan attract more attention than a connect scan?

I'm reading an Information Security book and am faced with the question: Why may nmap stealth scans(SYN) attract more attention than simple connect scans(TCP connect())? Why might it be?
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Why does a nmap scan give different results depending on whether it's run from inside or outside a LAN

I am testing/setting up a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall. Results when running nmap from a computer INSIDE the LAN $ sudo nmap -O 210.86.xxx.xxx Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at ...
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If nmap reports a port is open, does that ALSO mean a service is listening on the port?

I have a Thompson TG585v7 router/firewall whose firewall is configured to FORWARD several ports to a computer X54 within the LAN. These ports are in the range 1024 through to 2500 That X54 ...
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Can I do hacking using Windows OS? [closed]

I have searched the web a numerous times but haven't found an explicit answer to my question. I've studied (at school and on my own) computer networks for 2 years, doing active programming for 4 years ...
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nmap results to find open ports for SIP [migrated]

I suspect that a firewall, or other security, on either the router, or on tleilax or doge is causing a problem with SIP calls. How do I establish that the connection is allowed and not being blocked? ...
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What is the fastest way to scan all ports of a single machine

I am doing some research and I need a very quick way to scan for open ports on a single machine. To provide some context, I know that my machine will have a port open waiting for UDP packets for about ...
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Pathping for test Pinging from subnets

Does anyone know if PathPing or NMAP can ping or scan from predefinded source IPs? I am checking connectivity from agents on remote hosts to a destination site from my host. Is there a switch or tool ...
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What are the security issues of open ports?

What could be the threats of having the ports open, after performing a nmap scan and identifying the open ports? I already searched for some answers for this question, but couldn't find anything ...
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Printer Ip scanning via Nmap

I want to scan printer IP in my organization. is there authentic method?? I am using Nmap. I have already checked some commands like nmap -O 10.10x.x.0/24 -oG - | grep printer >> outfile ...
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What's the difference between nmap -v and nmap -O?

As I'm a newbie in this, I'm unaware of the differences between making a scan using nmap -v localhost and nmap -O localhost? Any help would be appreciated.
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Is there a nmap command to get the top # most common ports?

I understand nmap by default scans the top 1k 'most common' ports (-F reduces to 100) I understand it gets these 'most common' ports based on the nmap-services file, specifically the frequency (3rd ...
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Understanding nmap output / author explanation …(Scapy)

I just read this example and explanation (below) in the OReilly book Security Power Tools (2007) in section 6.3 that is written by the creator of Scapy, Philippe Biondi. I think the example is very ...
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Why is nmap that slow on my system (ubuntu 14.04)?

I just started to learn something about portscanning with nmap. when i try to run an a nullscan or any other type on a virtual machine (win7 no firewall) the scan needs a lot of time to perform: ...
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What kind of vulnerability it may have for known ssh-hostkey?

I saw there is NSE script in nmap that can retrieve the ssh-hostkey(RSA or DSA) from the target host. For example, 22/tcp open ssh | ssh-hostkey: 2048 ...
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Which all ports are in danger and needs to be closed with immediate attention?

This is the nmap scan results on my server (used for email and web serving) from a remote scan. Which all ports are in danger and why? PORT STATE SERVICE 21/tcp open ftp 25/tcp open ...
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How to force nmap to check all the ports?

I heard that nmap scans for only 1000 most common ports while we do server scan. Is it possible to force nmap to check all the ports for scanning? If yes,How?
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nmap mac os lots of questionable ports open

Ive been recently trying to lock down my network at home and suspect that someone has hacked my linksys router because port 3128 seems to be open through the router and I have no knowledge setting or ...
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different results using nmap with/without sudo

Why is the reason that after running $ nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24 I got three results, but running $sudo nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24 shows seven results. What is the role of using sudo here?
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Is there scan-me-for-vulnerabilities services? [closed]

Where can I get more similar to nmap.online-domain-tools.com scan services. Edit: Probably, nobody know what does nmap.online-domain-tools.com is. I'm trying to explain: Network service. For ...
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What does running nmap on a server reveal about your computer?

If you run the nmap command on a server eg. nmap espn.com or nmap -Pn espn.com what information does that reveal to the server about you (eg. ip address or MAC address)? Does using a private vpn ...
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Nmap from Kali Linux and from Amazon EC2 instance - vastly differing results

I'm running a basic scan using nmap from 1) a VM of Kali Linux running on personal machine 2) an instance of Amazon Linux, running on Amazon's EC2 cloud These two runs (against any target) are ...
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What does “unknown” status in nmap mean? [duplicate]

scanned my IP number with nmap and I got all "unknown" status ports. What does that mean?
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What is my router listening for on ports 5555 and 3333? [closed]

I recently discovered nmap and pointed it at my router out of curiosity. It found that ports 3333 and 5555 are open but doesn't recognise either service. I investigated and found: I can successfully ...
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Why does NMAP scan list hosts as up? [closed]

When running an NMAP scan of my internal network (192.168.1.0/24) from my Mac, NMAP sees all hosts as live. It also believes there is a port 80 http service running on every IP when I do not have 254 ...
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Honeyd Isn't Detecting Loud Scans [closed]

I've got the Honeyd honeypot in one virtual machine (kali) and nmap in another (ubuntu), the config file looks like this: create default set default default tcp action closed set default default udp ...
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WPA2 ENTERPRISE - Unable to find a way around Lanner Electronics

Gday, I have currently been working in an environment where i am connected to a WPA2 Enterprise network requiring me to enter my username and password for the network whenever i connect. I have been ...
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Nmap scan list of domains and provide boolean if up/down

I have a newline separated list of domains that I would like to perform an arbitrary nmap scan on (e.g. aggressive, syn) and I would like to output a boolean that indicates whether or not any ports ...
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How nmap guesses the operating system?

nmap has the capability to guess the operating system with the option -O. I was highly surprised that it can find the correct kernel or service pack. * How nmap guesses the operating system? * What ...
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nmap crashing embedded-system in strange way

I'm trying to find out what nmap-commands crash an embedded-system. In the process I can see behaviour that I don't understand: On the system port 80 is open and 79 is closed. nmap -p 79-80 -T5 -A ...
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Where can I use the TCP FIN scan?

For a coursework i've got to run the various port scans, i'm having trouble with the FIN scan though, I can't seem to find a system where I can try it, everywhere I try it all ports either come back ...
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Is it possible to identify who's behind a nmap -D scan?

Nmap's -D option stands for decoy, which means that the attacker can simulate that the attack is coming from multiple IPs, including attacker's IP. From the point of view of the victim, is it ...
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viability scanner inside AWS

So I have 2 soon to be 3 VPC's within AWS, I want to run a automated nmap scan on all three VPC's every few weeks to make sure nothing has been opened, added etc what would be the best way to achieve ...
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Does Nmap requires a closed TCP port to do OS fingerprinting?

I was checking the security of a server by running Nmap. Last time it gives me the following results, indicating that OS could not be fingerprinted: PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 21/tcp ...
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Nmap scanning computers behind a wireless modem [closed]

Let's suppose that I have a router and three computers connected to Internet through that router. When I tried to get the external IP address for each computer, I got the same address. I think this ...
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nmap - “No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal)” even with 1 open, 1 closed port

I'm trying to do some Nmap OS detection and I'm running into some results I don't understand. The scan I'm running is the following: nmap -O -F -v -T2 -oA nmap-uphosts-OSdetect -iL < my_in_file ...
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Proxychains + nmap = segmentation fault

If I try the sV (service detection) flag in nmap run via proxychains (socks5 server) it appears to give me a segmentation fault message:- root@kali:~# proxychains nmap -n -sT -Pn X.X.X.X -p ...
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Is there any difference for OS fingerprint technique used in Nmap inside -A and -O?

Is there any difference between the technique or algorithm used from Nmap to guess the OS between the option -A and -O? If not, why -O option requires root privileges but -A that it is doing at least ...
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How to block network scans with pfsense?

I am using pfsense as firewall, and I would like to know how I can stop network scans from enumerating open services and ports. Thanks
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Identifying HP Printers with NMAP and then using results in Python/Perl

Great write up on network printer hacking at IronGeek's site here for anyone interested http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/networkprinterhacking. Here's what I want to do: Scan the subnet ...
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Nmap stealth scan shows that port is filtered

The title is really bad, but I was able to find better. I have installed Debian on VMware, and set iptables to block any traffic except port 80 (inbound and outbound). When I run a nmap scan it shows ...
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NMAP not reporting open ports with -sS scan

Is there any reason why an -sS scan (or most others) would not report an open port that doesn't have a service attached to it? For example, in a regular -sS scan, the following port will be missing, ...
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How to create a script that returns only the mobile devices on a network using NMAP

I would like to create a script using NMAP on Mac that 1) scans the entire LAN, and 2) Returns the number of mobile devices.
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Can't successfully do an idle scan

I have kali linux installed in VirtualBox and would like to do an idle scan. For this I need to find a suitable zombie pc. I'm using the ipidseq script to find one. The script finds some ip addresses ...
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What exactly does one get from a Nmap Scan?

I know nmap is a port scanner and its output shows all the open ports, the services running on those ports, the underlying OS and technology, etc. What should one take from this result in easiest ...
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Nmap reporting the status of a port as both opened and closed

If I do not define any range (or if the range is large like a hundreds of ports), Nmap is returning ports as opened. However, if I put a smaller range or just scan a specific port, it says it's ...
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Testing Basic Authentication with ncrack

I'm conducting some basic pen testing against a page protected with Basic Authentication. I've sucessfully tested with Medusa and Hydra but am struggling to get the syntax correct for ncrack. The ...
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If I port scan a server on the outside of a firewall will this also tell me the ports the firewall is blocking?

Theoretically I was thinking a firewall inspects the TCP header and looks at the destination port and discards/forwards based on its firewall rules. So could I port scan an external server to the ...