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From: "IRM" <irm () iinet net au>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 18:58:19 +1000

Hi all,

I would like to learn about Penetration testing or maybe Vulnerability
Assessment (?) or whatever it is called. I have set up a few machines on
VMWare - Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server and Solaris 9.0. These
machines are unpatched with no updates or service pack. 

Basically what I would like to achieve in this task is to demonstrate
that these machine are not secured. Thus by using a well-known exploit
that are available in the public space , people can easily exploit the
system and gain administrator privilege either by Local exploit or
Remote Exploit.

Now, the question is that, where to start? Can people suggest me where
should I start? 

Should I start using Nessus and identify all the vulnerabilities that
are applicable on these machines? And start to do some research on
securityfocus.com i.e. to find the exploit?

Or maybe if there is a list of vulnerabilities for each of the operating
system, I think that would be great! Because I know that Unicode Exploit
on IIS 4.0 is quite famous at that time. Is there similar thing on
Windows 2003? Is there a list available like TOP 10 Exploit or
something?

Cheers,
John



 


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