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Re: nmap root vs user question Oct 25 2013 11:42PM
ToddAndMargo (ToddAndMargo zoho com)


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Re: nmap root vs user question.eml
Subject:
Re: nmap root vs user question
From:
ToddAndMargo <ToddAndMargo (at) zoho (dot) com [email concealed]>
Date:
10/14/2013 03:59 PM
To:
"security-basics (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]" <security-basics (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]>

On 10/07/2013 03:06 PM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
> On 10/07/2013 06:47 AM, Mikhail A. Utin wrote:
>> HI,
>> I never run Nmap as user. The software uses OS resources, which
>> require root privilege. BTW, if you run GUI Nmap Like NmapFE, and as a
>> user, it will tell you that "You are *NOT* root - Some options are not
>> available".
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Mikhail Utin, CISSP
>
> Hi Mikhail,
>
> Thank you!
>
> Seems NMapFE is also known as xnmap and zenmap.
> I need to play with it more as it will make logs. I
> figure that my logs should go into my records as part
> of the documentation of any tests.
>
> -T
>
>
>
> $ repoquery --list nmap-frontend
> ...
> /usr/bin/nmapfe
> /usr/bin/xnmap
> /usr/bin/zenmap
> ...
>
> $ ls -al /usr/bin/nmapfe /usr/bin/xnmap /usr/bin/zenmap
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 6 Sep 11 17:10 /usr/bin/nmapfe -> zenmap
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 6 Sep 11 17:10 /usr/bin/xnmap -> zenmap
> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 9018 Mar 20 2013 /usr/bin/zenmap
>

zenmap has a *.desktop for root too. Easy launcher
on my Panel 2 (Xfce 8). Pops right in.

$ more /usr/share/applications/rpmforge-zenmap-root.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Zenmap (as root)
GenericName=GUI Port Scanner
TryExec=/usr/share/zenmap/su-to-zenmap.sh
Exec=/usr/share/zenmap/su-to-zenmap.sh %F
Terminal=false
Icon=/usr/share/zenmap/pixmaps/zenmap.png
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;Security;
Comment=A cross-platform GUI for the Nmap Security Scanner.
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.15

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