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10th Day of Christmas: nmap Scripting Engine (NSE)


nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) features many scripts that can be used in a network penetration test. It allows users to write and automate networking tasks. It is written with the following features in mind (

  • Network Discovery

  • More Sophisticated Version Detection

  • Vulnerability Detection

  • Backdoor Detection

  • Vulnerability Exploitation

A list of available scripts can be found on the nmap documentation:

NSE In Action

Performing network recon on my test machine (IP address:

To obtain all the local configuration parameters via UDP port 67:

nmap -sU -p 67 --script dhcp-discover.nse

To check if various crawling utilities are allowed by the target machine:

nmap -p80 --script http-useragent-tester.nse

Shared by Tan Jun Hao.

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