Penetration Screening Portion 2

First of all thank you for looking at the Penetration Screening Section 1, Lets get started with Part2.
In this article I will show you how to perform a penetration examination for an business XYZ in advance of beginning the true penetration exam lets see at the styles of penetration examination and the methodology for penetration tests and the instruments obtainable for conducting a penetration exam.

Penetration Screening Methodology:

Normally there are four phases to conduct a penetration test as we mentioned right before in Section1 are

1.Setting up




Varieties of penetration test:

1.Black Box

2.White Box

3.Grey Box

Black box:

Black-box screening consists of doing a stability evaluation and testing with no prior information of the network infrastructure or method to be analyzed. Screening simulates an attack by a malicious hacker outside the house the organization’s stability perimeter

White box:

White-box tests involves performing a stability analysis and testing with finish information of the network infrastructure these as a community administrator would have

Grey box:

Grey-box testing involves performing a stability evaluation and screening internally.

Screening examines the extent of accessibility by insiders inside the community.


A company named XYZ is consulting with a company who conducts penetration take a look at as a third party. Business XYZ require to have a black box pen testing because of to some authorized requirements and in purchase to assess the stability steps placed to command the obtain.
Now the consulting agency only has a named XYZ to get started the penetration examination for the enterprise.
Mr.RAK has been assigned the job to conduct the pen exam in this consulting business listed here I will display you how the methodology will be adopted.


MR.RAK must have signed NDA so that results really should be retained private next SLA should be existing in purchase to know at what levels or till what depth really should the penetration be occur in purchase to completeness furthermore the time limit should really be stated in advance of starting the examination



Right here the info collecting period is starting off now good resources would be look for engines, XYZ’s formal web page, task postings and far more…

Even though seeking all-around on look for engines Mr.RAK identified that Firm XYZ has the internet portal at [] , hmm appears to be excellent so far allows go more deep, now its time to do nslookup, from nslookup you can find what mail server deal with is and what is the title and address of the identify server for the firm XYZ these are more than enough at this stage.


Right here is the time to do some energetic things. Finest way to do is mapping the companies functioning at the addresses we located in passive section. Very best way to accomplish this is port or provider scanning, in the earth of information and facts security there is a extremely popular device for port scanning named NMAP.
With nmap we can run port scan on the deal with we located in Passive details collecting stage, its now time to run the port scan

ethicalHacker/pentesterBox# nmap -A -v wwwDotXYZ-PortaldOTcom -P0 -oA outputfileName

The over command will do a finish port scan on the XYZ-Portal and will produce the out set file named outputfileName to use in reporting period.Beneath is the output of the port scan with nmap.
Beginning Nmap 4.20 ( insecuredotorg ) at 2007-07-02 21:19 GMT

Appealing ports on [http://www.XYZ-Portal]

PORT State Company

445/tcp filtered microsoft-ds

Interesting ports on []

PORT State Provider

445/tcp open microsoft-ds

23/tcp open telnet

80/tcp IIS 5.

PORT Point out Support

445/tcp open microsoft-ds

Nmap concluded: 1 IP addresses (1 hosts up) scanned in 19.097 seconds

In this article you can see that the wwwDotXYZ-PortalDotcom is working web server IIS5. which demonstrates that the server is running on windows equipment.

In this article is the time to run a vulnerability scan on the windows device to verify the known vulnerabilities on the server.

To execute vulnerability scan there are several professional and non-business applications readily available, amid them the best resource which I would suggest is Nessus, it can be downloaded easily. Vulnerability scans to reporting would be in Element3.

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