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Re: Vulnerability/Penetration Testing Tools
From: "GroundZero Security" <fd () g-0 org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 20:00:30 +0100

or learn how to do such tests by hand as that is more accurate as any automated tool out there!
a penetration test shouldnt be automated it would miss too many bugs i.e. in custom php/cgi scripts.
a professional security audit can only be done by hand. period.
too many people rip their customers off with cheap automated tests. 

-sk
http://www.groundzero-security.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <greybrimstone () aim com>
To: <mmadison () fnni com>; <fdlist () digitaloffense net>; <full-disclosure () lists grok org uk>
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Vulnerability/Penetration Testing Tools


Madison,
     See, thats the challenge. I am not looking for a tool that does 
strict vulnerability assessments. I am looking for a tool that will do 
an automated vulnerability assessment and then automated attacks 
against those vulnerabilities. Core Impact has such a tool and it is 
well worth the money. In fact, I already have that in my to-purchase 
list. I am now searching for free tools however and haven't found 
anything.

     My goal is to identify tools that have a high ROI... free == the 
higest. Never the less, automation can only be used a limited amount as 
it reduces quality and accuracy.... I know this.


-Adriel

-----Original Message-----
From: Madison, Marc <mmadison () fnni com>
To: H D Moore <fdlist () digitaloffense net>; 
full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Sent: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 08:02:59 -0600
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Vulnerability/Penetration Testing Tools

  I've looked at BidiBLAH (enfaces on the BLAH).  Their product does
nothing more than take the results from
Nessus, Metasploit and such, then cram them all together in a easy to
understand format for your boss.
BidiBLAH IMHO is not a vulnerability assessment tool, rather a reporting
tool.  If anyone can correct me
please do, since at one point I was in contact with BidiBLAH sales
asking what I got for $10,000.00 outside
Of the reporting?  Their answer, well let's just say I'm still waiting.

My two cent, Nessus.  It's cheap, effective, and probably the most
supported network vulnerability assessment
tool on the market.




H D Moore wrote:

Er, woops, misread - you want to scan and automatically exploit
systems.
This can be easily done with a little scripting and the available
open-source tools. SensePost
has a project called BiDiBLAH that integrates Google-discovery, a TCP
port scanner, Nessus,
and Metasploit: - http://www.sensepost.com/research/bidiblah/

The next version of the Metasploit Framework (v3) has support for
'recon'
modules that technically you could use to automate this, but it will
take some time before this is usable.

-HD


On Tuesday 17 January 2006 18:04, H D Moore wrote:
You should check out the Metasploit Framework:
 - http://metasploit.com/projects/Framework/

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