Winfingerprint | Enumeration phase!

Winfingerprint is a Win32 MFC VC++ .NET based security tool that is able to Determine OS, enumerate users, groups, shares, SIDs, transports, sessions, services, service pack and hotfix level, date and time, disks, and open tcp and udp ports.


Missing nm-applet in Ubuntu Maverick

Alright, cause I had my nm-applet missing for some forgotten reason, I had to switch to Wicd; an alternative for managing wireless networks.  If you came here for Wicd, you can always type

sudo apt-get install wicd

After accidentally removed nm-applet from my top panel, I had to do some googling and I actually suffered not having it for few days!  Running nm-applet on terminal shows the message “nm notification something … removed … notification area”.  Google told me it might have to do with icon packages which wasn’t the case.  After days of using Wicd, I am now officially removing it thanks to the solution I found and tried.

It was a simple, Right Click Panel > Add To Panel > Notification Area.

Looking for a vulnerable Workstation?

If you are by chance looking for a vulnerable workstation that has exploits ready to bring into action, check out Metasploitable.

KARMA + Metasploit Framework 3 == Karmetasploit


In 2004 Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay presented All Your Layer Are Belong To Us at Pacsec in Tokyo. This presentation focused on the insecure behavior of wireless clients. Accompanying the presentation was a tool called KARMA (KARMA Attacks Radioed Machines Automatically). This tool acts as wireless access point and responds to all probe requests from wireless clients. Once a client has associated with the KARMA access point, every service they try to access leads to a malicious application. The services side of KARMA was written in Ruby, making it a perfect match for integration with version 3 of the Metasploit Framework.

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Installing VMWare Player on Ubuntu 10.10

Thanks to my friend I’m now able to run a VMWare on my laptop with the link provided below. Below are the commands you have to type in terminal. Change wget‘s parameter to the latest version with bundle extension here.

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
chmod +x VMware-Player*.bundle
gksudo bash ./VMware-Player*.bundle

// Now follow the GUI
// For more information see link below.


Finding the right vulnerability and exploit from Nessus report in Metasploit

If you have trouble setting up a database in Metasploit, see here.

Once you have already scanned your target using Nessus, download the report as .nessus file.  Run Metasploit and select the .nessus file with db_import /path/to/nessus/file.nessus.  I am running on Metasploit framework-3.6.0 while my Nessus is on 4.4.1Ubuntu 8.04 32bit.  Basically I got this file from either my friend or professor so I did not realize that it was actually Ubuntu 8.04.  It worked so I’m going to stick with it till the end of the month.  To get the latest version of Nessus, click here.  Agree to the license agreement before proceeding.

Next, type db_autopwn -x -t to see the available exploits from the reference that we have added earlier (the .nessus file).   You will see something similar to off below when you have gotten the result.  Please be reminded that I am using Ubuntu 10.10.

With the given result above, you can now use the available vulnerabilities listed.  This way it is much simpler than analyzing the Nessus report.  Metasploit automatically checks whether it have the vulnerability and those that matches with it from the report.  You don’t have to consume time finding the right exploit name or ID for it this way.  Always test with the given permission, never test this on another computer without the authority to do it, especially when you are in an organization.  You never know what kind of trouble you get into.

Not familiar with Nessus itself?  See here!

If you are not familiar with Nessus, you can execute it right from Msfconsole! explains more here.

And few related links that are pretty useful
1.) Metasploit Unleashed
2.) Nessus via Msfconsole
3.) SMB Login Check
4.) Vulnerability Scanning
5.) Working with Nessus

Other available resources

1.) Owning with Nessus and Metasploit
2.) Tenable Nessus
3.) Installing the Metasploit Project
4.) Everything Nessus
5.) Everything Metasploit

Tenable Nessus

The Nessus® vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners with more than five million downloads to date. Nessus features high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs and across physically separate networks.

How to Install (Ubuntu):

Run Nessus Server: /etc/init.d/nessusd start
Run Nessus Client: in browser
Stored Folder: /opt/nessus/