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Re: [PEN-TEST] Modem detection without dialing
From: Steve <steve () SECURESOLUTIONS ORG>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 00:09:31 -0700
For Microsoft products you could simply use Systems Management Server (SMS)
to do a hardware inventory of workstations. Granted this will miss a few,
but you could also have it search workstation hard drives for specific
driver files and dll files.
If you can query host configurations you can at least get hints. IIS can
detect machines with modem/RAS DRIVERS (as opposed to actual modems)
loaded, so you at least know to look at the machine. Unix would be a bit
harder I guess as every unix machine probably has a copy of pppd.
If the machine is actually routing traffic off the LAN you'd be able to
detect it as a router if you can sniff the network, but other LAN
machines would need to be forwarding traffic to it.