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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
Book Image

CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide: Exam PT0-001 offers comprehensive preparation for the newest intermediate cybersecurity certification exam. With expert coverage of Exam PT0-001 objectives, this book is your ideal companion throughout all stages of study; whether you’re just embarking on your certification journey or finalizing preparations for the big day, this invaluable resource helps you solidify your understanding of essential skills and concepts. The book shows how to perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices, cloud, IoT, as well as industrial and embedded systems. You'll learn how to identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities. As you progress, you'll learn methods to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices. You'll assess your knowledge by simulating cyber attacks to pinpoint security weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. By the end of the book, you'll have all the resources you need to prepare for the exam - identify what you already know, learn what you don’t know, and face the exam with full confidence.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Chapter 5: Analyzing Vulnerability Scans

  1. B. Although the network can support any of these protocols, internal IP disclosure vulnerabilities occur when a network uses Network Address Translation (NAT) to map public and private IP addresses but a server inadvertently discloses its private IP address to remote systems.
  2. C. The authentication metric describes the authentication hurdles that an attacker would need to clear to exploit a vulnerability.
  3. C. An access complexity of Low indicates that exploiting the vulnerability does not require any specialized conditions.
  4. D. If any of these measures is marked as C, for Complete, it indicates the potential for a complete compromise of the system.
  5. D. Version 3.0 of CVSS is currently available but is not as widely used as the more common CVSS version 2.0.
  6. B. The CVSS exploitability score is computed using the access vector, access complexity, and authentication metrics.
  7. C. Vulnerabilities with a CVSSv2 score higher than 6.0 but less than 10.0 fall...