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Re: Ideas for nmap development
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 11:41:51 -0700

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 11:51:18PM +0530, Manik Jindal wrote:
I am a student of IITH pursuing B.Tech (2nd yr., CSE).
I got the following ideas:

1. *Detect vulnerabilities and attack*
   nmap can detect applications along with their versions, binded with
ports.
   If it also tells about the possible attacks, it will be a more better
tool.
   Attacking option can also be embeded, which requires only a script for
each attck.

   *How to implement*
**

   1. Query CVE database with application name and version, which tells
   almost all the possible vulnerabilities.
   2. List all of them.
   3. Ask for an attack.
   4. Choose script(if already present in nmap-attack database, may
   available on nmap server or local machine) or asks for script file.
   5. Attack, by running script.

Hello, thanks for writing. If you haven't seen them yet, please see
        http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2011/nmap
        http://nmap.org/soc/
        http://nmap.org/soc/GeneralRequirements.html
        http://nmap.org/soc/apply.html

Have you looked at Marc Ruef's vulscan script? It matches service
versions against a vulnerability database. What would you do
differently? How will you overcome the challen

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2010/q2/527
http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2010/q2/752
http://www.scip.ch/?labs.20100603

2. *nmap for Mobile platforms*

   In todays life mobiles have a special character. It will be better to
have nmap for mobiles.
   It will give portability to nmap users.

   Users can scan networks during travelling, and even at those places where
laptops are not handy to use. And it will be useful at public places where
obviously an hacker do not want to show results to any one.

   Its better to develop nmap for Android platform, coz of market
statistics.

Have you seen the Android build put together by Vlatko Kosturjak? What
would you add to this?

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2011/q1/546

David Fifield
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