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Write a Script to Perform a Vulnerability Scan of the Listed Services

This time we need to write an automated vulnerability scan of the server using Python. This Python script will make use of Nmap. The must do the following: * Perform a broad full vulnerability sweep. * Generatea report and send it to the admin by email. * Be scheduled to run every week.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Mar 06, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install EPEL repos, Nmap, sendemail, python36, python36-devel, and git

    sudo yum install
    sudo yum install nmap python36 python36-devel
    sudo yum install git
    sudo yum install sendemail
  2. Challenge

    Get vulnersCom and Perform a Vulnerability Scan of httpd, mariadb, and sshd

    git clone
    sudo mv /home/cloud_user/nmap-vulners/ /usr/share/nmap/scripts/
    nmap -sV --script nmap-vulners <IP> -p22,80,3306
  3. Challenge

    Write a Python Script to Incorporate the Scans and Send Results via Email

    vim /home/cloud_user/
    import subprocess
    p = subprocess.Popen(["nmap", "-sV", "--script", "nmap-vulners", "[IP_ADDRESS]", "-p22,80,3306"], stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
    (output, err) = p.communicate()
    msg = output.decode('utf-8').strip()
    subprocess.check_output(['sendemail', '-f', '[FROM_EMAIL]', '-u', 'AUTH_NOTIFICATION', '-t', '[TO_EMAIL]', '-s', '', '-o', 'tls=yes', '-xu', '[USER_NAME]', '-xp', '[PASSWORD]', '-m', msg], stdin=None, stderr=None, shell=False, universal_newlines=False)
    chmod +x /home/cloud_user/
  4. Challenge

    Configure the Script to Run Once a Week

    sudo crontab -e
    @weekly /home/cloud_user/

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