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Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing by Kevin Cardwell

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OS platform specifics

As in this chapter we are looking at servers, we want to look at some of the platform characteristics that we can encounter when we are testing servers.

Windows legacy

These are the older Windows servers, that is, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. Even though the Windows 2000 server has been out for many years, it is not uncommon to find one when you are testing. This is especially true when you are testing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. It is quite common to see these systems on SCADA networks.

A good way to determine some of the things we can do against this platform is to return to our Exploit DB and conduct a search for vulnerabilities. An example of the search results is shown in the following ...

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