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Banner and Information Grabbing

offensive-python-live-server-attacks | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Free Lab

A dedicated target server running multiple services is present on the same network as your machine. In this exercise, you will have to perform banner grabbing and other information collection tasks only using python scripting. All required libraries are available on the lab system. 

You will be programming using a Jupyter Notebook. We would recommend going through the basics online, if you have never used them. 

Once you start the lab, the lab questions can be viewed using the file Banner_Grab_and_Version_Fingerprinting.ipynb

The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:

  • Using automated scanners
  • Using brute force attacks
  • Denial of Service attacks
  • Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
  • Attacking the lab infrastructure

Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website. 

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