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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Vulnerability scanning with MSF auxiliary modules

Similar to the vulnerability scanning scripts available in NSE, Metasploit also offers a number of useful vulnerability scanners. Like Nmap's scripts, most of these are fairly targeted and are used to scan a particular service.

Getting ready

To perform vulnerability analysis with Metasploit auxiliary modules, you will need to have a system that is running network services over TCP or UDP. In the example provided, a Windows XP system with an RDP service is used to for this task. For more information on setting up a Windows system, refer to the Installing Windows Server recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started, of this book.

How to do it…

There are a number of different ways that one can identify the vulnerability ...

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