Home page logo

pen-test logo Penetration Testing mailing list archives

Re: Vulnerability assessment for small business
From: ctg <plumme () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 09:52:09 +0100

Hello Billy,

You can use any vulnerability scanner to find out any possible flaws
in your client machines. However, as your client don't have any
services, you should find out more about is their physical security up
to date. This is because your client cannot lose any of their
machines, due to fire, flood or theft etc.
It's also possible to try sniff their network and try to compromise
any external services, just to show them that they should trust always
to external service providers.


On 27/09/05, Billy Dodson <billy () pmicromart com> wrote:

When doing a vuln assessment for a small business (25 PC's, no server)
which is using a peer-to-peer windows network, how do you approach this?
Say the customer has a firewall...but they don't host any services.  All
of the PC's have local usernames and passwords that vary from machine to
machine.  There is no one single administrator account across the board,
and you have little time.  So you cant run many automated tools to check
patch levels and what not because you cant get remote access to the
registry.  There are no services to be tested from the outside.  Do you
manually go to each machine and test them individually?  Of course you
can run null scans on the LAN, but that is not going to provide the
depth you need.  Any ideas and pointers would be great.


Audit your website security with Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner:

Hackers are concentrating their efforts on attacking applications on your
website. Up to 75% of cyber attacks are launched on shopping carts, forms,
login pages, dynamic content etc. Firewalls, SSL and locked-down servers are
futile against web application hacking. Check your website for vulnerabilities
to SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other web attacks before hackers do!
Download Trial at:


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]