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From: Chris Benedict <chrisb () daemonnews org>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 20:56:29 -0500

okrehel () loews com wrote:

Tried to get application versions of these services and see if they have
any security flaws reported in the past.
Use "nc" or "telnet" to service, grab banners.

My 2 cents:
That is not always accurate though, the admin can easily modify a few lines of code and change the version number or anything else the banner displays.

SMTP maybe can list users,
port 80 could have
a web server with cgi or some application running bugs, run nikto or others
CGI scanners.
Maybe you can upload some code into the web server.  Be creative.
Maybe 110 pop3 can give you some info about users, perhaps you can brute
force some accounts there, etc...

Ondrej Krehel


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