OS Identification : ICMP

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

By sending ICMP requests it was possible to identify the remote
operating system.

Description :

This script attempts to identify the Operating System type and version
by sending more or less incorrect ICMP requests using the techniques
outlined in Ofir Arkin's paper 'ICMP Usage In Scanning'. An attacker
may use this to identify the kind of the remote operating system and
gain further knowledge about this host.

See also :

http://ofirarkin.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/icmp_scanning_v30.pdf

Solution :

n/a

Risk factor :

None

Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 25249 ()

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