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Re: bug in broadcast-listener script
From: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:53:06 -0500

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Daniel Miller <> wrote:
On 10/24/2011 10:34 AM, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:


When I run a scan with options like this:
 --script '(safe and not broadcast and not firewalk.nse),default,version
the script broadcast-listener still runs.  All of the other broadcast
scripts are properly excluded.

The broadcast-listener script only has the 'safe' category listed
inside of it.  It looks like the 'broadcast' category needs to be
added to the broadcast-listener script so it can be properly excluded
by category.

Line 75 needs to be changed
- categories = {"safe"}
+ categories = {"broadcast", "safe"}




The broadcast-listener script listens for broadcast traffic. I think the
"broadcast" category is intended for scripts that send broadcast packets, so
it would not include broadcast-listener.


I wondered about that.

The broadcast-dropbox-listener script is in both the 'safe' and
'broadcast' categories, so I thought this one should be, too.

If not, maybe neither of them should be in the 'broadcast' category
and perhaps there should be a 'listener' category for this sort of

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