Mastering Nmap Scripting Engine

Mastering Nmap Scripting Engine

by Paulino Calderón Pale
     
 

A complete guide with code snippets and real-world examples of tasks required during NSE development.

Each chapter covers an important aspect of NSE and its related scan tasks. The book also includes full explanations of scripts to help you fully understand their functionality.

The book takes a ground-up approach to introducing you to NSE development.

Overview

A complete guide with code snippets and real-world examples of tasks required during NSE development.

Each chapter covers an important aspect of NSE and its related scan tasks. The book also includes full explanations of scripts to help you fully understand their functionality.

The book takes a ground-up approach to introducing you to NSE development. It starts with the fundamentals and quirks of Lua, the scripting language used by the Nmap Scripting Engine, and moves on to advanced usage, string handling, network I/O, and parallelism.

This book is aimed at anyone looking to learn how to write their own scripts for the Nmap Scripting Engine. It is perfect for network administrators, information security professionals, and even enthusiasts who are familiar with Nmap, but who know they are missing out on some of the most amazing features of NSE.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782168317
Publisher:
Packt Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2015
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Paulino Calderón Pale (@calderpwn) is a very passionate software developer and penetration tester from a Caribbean island near México called Cozumel. He learned how to write code and administer IT infrastructures early in his life, skills that came in handy when he joined the information security industry. Today, he loves learning about new technologies, pen-testing, conducting data gathering experiments, developing software, contributing to the open source community, and speaking and giving workshops at IT security conferences.

In the summer of 2011, Paulino joined Google's Summer of Code program to work on the Nmap project as an NSE (Nmap Scripting Engine) developer. He focused on improving the web scanning capabilities of Nmap, and since then has produced over 30 scripts for gathering information and detecting and exploiting security vulnerabilities.

Paulino is the co-founder of Websec, an information security company focused on web security operating in México (http://websec.mx) and Canada (http://websec.ca), where they help companies in different industries secure their IT infrastructures.

He has also written the book Nmap 6: Network Exploration and Security Auditing Cookbook. He maintains a blog where you can find out more about him at http://calderonpale.com.

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