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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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DoS attacks with the exploit database

The exploit database is a collection of publically released exploits for all types of platforms and services. The exploit database has numerous exploits that can be used to perform DoS attacks. This specific recipe will demonstrate how to locate DoS exploits in the exploit database, identify the usage of the exploits, make the necessary modifications, and execute them.

Getting ready

To use the exploit database to perform DoS attacks, you will need to have a system that is running a vulnerable service addressed by one of the Metasploit DoS auxiliary modules. In the examples provided, an instance of Windows XP is used for this purpose. For more information on setting up a Windows system, please refer to the

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