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Effective Python Penetration Testing

By : Rejah Rehim
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Effective Python Penetration Testing

By: Rejah Rehim

Overview of this book

Penetration testing is a practice of testing a computer system, network, or web application to find weaknesses in security that an attacker can exploit. Effective Python Penetration Testing will help you utilize your Python scripting skills to safeguard your networks from cyberattacks. We will begin by providing you with an overview of Python scripting and penetration testing. You will learn to analyze network traffic by writing Scapy scripts and will see how to fingerprint web applications with Python libraries such as ProxMon and Spynner. Moving on, you will find out how to write basic attack scripts, and will develop debugging and reverse engineering skills with Python libraries. Toward the end of the book, you will discover how to utilize cryptography toolkits in Python and how to automate Python tools and libraries.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Effective Python Penetration Testing
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Using components with known vulnerabilities

This type of vulnerability occurs when we use components like libraries, frameworks, and so on without proper validation. These components may always execute in full privilege in the application. So, when a vulnerable component is used in the application, it makes the job easier for an attacker. We can write a Python script to check the versions of used components in the application and to verify it with Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) for any unpatched known vulnerabilities.

OSVDB lists almost all known vulnerabilities for libraries and frameworks. So we have to make sure that we are using the latest components with the latest patches applied on them.