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Re: Attributes error in nmap XML output
From: "Max" <nmap () webwizarddesign com>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 18:22:41 +0500

Thomas,

    That is an nmap output bug as far as I can see .. should be using
    single quotation marks for the nested quotes as the double-quotes
    used the way they are are not XML-conformant.

    Work around?  Pre-process the output, maybe something like

    nmap options options options -oX - | \
    perl -p -e 's/=("\S+=)"([^"]+)"/$1'"'"'$2'"'"'/g' | \
    your_program_that_reads_from_standard_input

    in a Bourne shell derivative.  That will catch cases like the one you 
    listed below until there is a patch in place.

Regards,
Max

On Mon, 17 May 2004 17:02:41 CDT, Thomas Buchanan wrote:


I'm working on a fairly simple application that parses the XML output 
from nmap using libxml2.  I have run into a problem with attributes in 
the output of services that use SSL detection.  The tablemethod or 
probedmethod attributes of these service tags contains tunnel="ssl". 
The quotes around ssl seem to be causing the problem.  Here is an example:
<service name="https" tablemethod="tunnel="ssl" " conf="3" />

When running xmllint (from the libxml2 package) these tags generate a 
attributes construct error, which prevents my application from parsing 
them correctly.  I would appreciate any help is working around this issue.

Thanks,

Thomas

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