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Nmap: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Paulino Calderon
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Nmap: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Paulino Calderon

Overview of this book

This is the second edition of ‘Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook’. A book aimed for anyone who wants to master Nmap and its scripting engine through practical tasks for system administrators and penetration testers. Besides introducing the most powerful features of Nmap and related tools, common security auditing tasks for local and remote networks, web applications, databases, mail servers, Microsoft Windows machines and even ICS SCADA systems are explained step by step with exact commands and argument explanations. The book starts with the basic usage of Nmap and related tools like Ncat, Ncrack, Ndiff and Zenmap. The Nmap Scripting Engine is thoroughly covered through security checks used commonly in real-life scenarios applied for different types of systems. New chapters for Microsoft Windows and ICS SCADA systems were added and every recipe was revised. This edition reflects the latest updates and hottest additions to the Nmap project to date. The book will also introduce you to Lua programming and NSE script development allowing you to extend further the power of Nmap.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Brute Force Password Auditing Options
References and Additional Reading

Enumerating Modbus devices

Modbus TCP/IP is a communication protocol used for transmitting information by many SCADA devices. It is considered one of the most popular open protocols and it is possible to find valid slave IDs and obtain information about the device and software remotely.

This recipe shows you how to enumerate Modbus Slave IDs (SIDs) with Nmap.

How to do it...

Open your terminal and enter the following Nmap command:

$ nmap -Pn -sT -p502 --script modbus-discover <target>

By default, the script modbus-discover will obtain the first slave ID device information, as shown next. The information displayed depends on the device's response:

   502/tcp open  modbus 
   | modbus-discover:  
   |   sid0x0:  
   |_    Slave ID data: \xB4\xFFLMB3.0.3 



How it works...

The modbus-discover script enumerates Modbus devices and their slave ID information. It was written by Alexander Rudakov to improve the well-known tool, Modscan (