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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook

Justin Hutchens

Over 90 hands-on recipes explaining how to leverage custom scripts, and integrated tools in Kali Linux to effectively master network scanning
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783982141
Paperback452 pages

About This Book

  • Learn the fundamentals behind commonly used scanning techniques
  • Deploy powerful scanning tools that are integrated into the Kali Linux testing platform
  • A step-by-step guide, full of recipes that will help you use integrated scanning tools in Kali Linux, and develop custom scripts for making new and unique tools of your own

Who This Book Is For

"Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook" is intended for information security professionals and casual security enthusiasts alike. It will provide the foundational principles for the novice reader but will also introduce scripting techniques and in-depth analysis for the more advanced audience. Whether you are brand new to Kali Linux or a seasoned veteran, this book will aid in both understanding and ultimately mastering many of the most powerful and useful scanning techniques in the industry. It is assumed that the reader has some basic security testing experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Configuring a security lab with VMware Player (Windows)
Configuring a security lab with VMware Fusion (Mac OS X)
Installing Ubuntu Server
Installing Metasploitable2
Installing Windows Server
Increasing the Windows attack surface
Installing Kali Linux
Configuring and using SSH
Installing Nessus on Kali Linux
Configuring Burp Suite on Kali Linux
Using text editors (VIM and Nano)
Chapter 2: Discovery Scanning
Using Scapy to perform layer 2 discovery
Using ARPing to perform layer 2 discovery
Using Nmap to perform layer 2 discovery
Using NetDiscover to perform layer 2 discovery
Using Metasploit to perform layer 2 discovery
Using ICMP ping to perform layer 3 discovery
Using Scapy to perform layer 3 discovery
Using Nmap to perform layer 3 discovery
Using fping to perform layer 3 discovery
Using hping3 to perform layer 3 discovery
Using Scapy to perform layer 4 discovery
Using Nmap to perform layer 4 discovery
Using hping3 to perform layer 4 discovery
Chapter 3: Port Scanning
UDP port scanning
TCP port scanning
UDP scanning with Scapy
UDP scanning with Nmap
UDP scanning with Metasploit
Stealth scanning with Scapy
Stealth scanning with Nmap
Stealth scanning with Metasploit
Stealth scanning with hping3
Connect scanning with Scapy
Connect scanning with Nmap
Connect scanning with Metasploit
Connect scanning with Dmitry
TCP port scanning with Netcat
Zombie scanning with Scapy
Zombie scanning with Nmap
Chapter 4: Fingerprinting
Banner grabbing with Netcat
Banner grabbing with Python sockets
Banner grabbing with Dmitry
Banner grabbing with Nmap NSE
Banner grabbing with Amap
Service identification with Nmap
Service identification with Amap
Operating system identification with Scapy
Operating system identification with Nmap
Operating system identification with xProbe2
Passive operating system identification with p0f
SNMP analysis with Onesixtyone
SNMP analysis with SNMPwalk
Firewall identification with Scapy
Firewall identification with Nmap
Firewall identification with Metasploit
Chapter 5: Vulnerability Scanning
Vulnerability scanning with Nmap Scripting Engine
Vulnerability scanning with MSF auxiliary modules
Creating scan policies with Nessus
Vulnerability scanning with Nessus
Command-line scanning with Nessuscmd
Validating vulnerabilities with HTTP interaction
Validating vulnerabilities with ICMP interaction
Chapter 6: Denial of Service
Fuzz testing to identify buffer overflows
Remote FTP service buffer overflow DoS
Smurf DoS attack
DNS amplification DoS attack
SNMP amplification DoS attack
NTP amplification DoS attack
SYN flood DoS attack
Sock stress DoS attack
DoS attacks with Nmap NSE
DoS attacks with Metasploit
DoS attacks with the exploit database
Chapter 7: Web Application Scanning
Web application scanning with Nikto
SSL/TLS scanning with SSLScan
SSL/TLS scanning with SSLyze
Defining a web application target with Burp Suite
Using Burp Suite Spider
Using Burp Suite engagement tools
Using Burp Suite Proxy
Using the Burp Suite web application scanner
Using Burp Suite Intruder
Using Burp Suite Comparer
Using Burp Suite Repeater
Using Burp Suite Decoder
Using Burp Suite Sequencer
GET method SQL injection with sqlmap
POST method SQL injection with sqlmap
Requesting a capture SQL injection with sqlmap
Automating CSRF testing
Validating command injection vulnerabilities with HTTP traffic
Validating command injection vulnerabilities with ICMP traffic
Chapter 8: Automating Kali Tools
Nmap greppable output analysis
Nmap port scanning with targeted NSE script execution
Nmap NSE vulnerability scanning with MSF exploitation
Nessuscmd vulnerability scanning with MSF exploitation
Multithreaded MSF exploitation with reverse shell payload
Multithreaded MSF exploitation with backdoor executable
Multithreaded MSF exploitation with ICMP verification
Multithreaded MSF exploitation with admin account creation

What You Will Learn

  • Develop a network-testing environment that can be used to test scanning tools and techniques
  • Understand the underlying principles of network scanning technologies by building custom scripts and tools
  • Perform comprehensive scans to identify listening on TCP and UDP sockets
  • Examine remote services to identify type of service, vendor, and version
  • Evaluate denial of service threats and develop an understanding of how common denial of service attacks are performed
  • Identify distinct vulnerabilities in both web applications and remote services and understand the techniques that are used to exploit them

In Detail

Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook will introduce you to critical scanning concepts. You will be shown techniques associated with a wide range of network scanning tasks that include discovery scanning, port scanning, service enumeration, operating system identification, vulnerability mapping, and validation of identified findings. You will learn how to utilize the arsenal of tools available in Kali Linux to conquer any network environment. You will also be shown how to identify remote services, how to assess security risks, and how various attacks are performed. This immersive guide will also encourage the creation of personally scripted tools and the development of skills required to create them.


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