Forwarded from: John Q. Public <tpublicat_private> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:54:32 -0700 From: Fyodor <fyodorat_private> To: nmap-hackersat_private Subject: Nmap 3.00 Released! [ Side note: We had to change IPs due to changing racks at our colocation facility. If you have trouble reaching www.insecure.org, try http://18.104.22.168/ ] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce that Nmap version is finally available at http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ . After more than 2 years and 39 beta releases, the "stable" 3.00 release has arrived. And just in time for your Blackhat, Defcon, and USENIX Sec shenanigans :). The changes in 3.00 (over 2.53) are dramatic, and we recommend that all current users upgrade. Here is a list of the most important changes (a much more comprehensive list is at http://www.insecure.org/nmap/data/CHANGELOG ): o Added protocol scan (-sP), which determines what IP protocols (TCP, IGMP, GRE, UDP, ICMP, etc) are supported by a given host. This uses a clever technique designed and implemented by Gerhard Rieger . o Nmap now recognizes more than 700 operating system versions and network devices (printers, webcams, routers, etc) thanks to thousands of contributions from the user community! Many operating systems were even recognized by Nmap prior to their official release. Nmap3 also recognizes 2148 port assignments, 451 SunRPC services, and 144 IP protocols. o Added Idlescan (-sI), which bounces the scan off a "zombie" machine. This can be used to bypass certain (poorly configured) firewalls and packet filters. In addition, this is the most stealthy Nmap scan mode, as no packets are sent to the target from your true IP address. o The base Nmap package now builds and functions under Windows! It is distributed in three forms: build-it-yourself source code, a simple command-line package, or along with a nice GUI interface (NmapWin) and a fancy installer. This is due to the hard work of Ryan Permeh (from eEye), Andy Lutomirski, and Jens Vogt. o Mac OS X is now supported, as well as the latest versions of Linux, OpenBSD, Solaris, FreeBSD, and most other UNIX platforms. Nmap has also been ported to several handheld devices -- see the Related Projects page for further information. o XML output (-oX) is now available for smooth interoperability between Nmap and other tools. o Added ICMP Timestamp and Netmask ping types (-PP and -PM). These (especially timestamp) can be useful against some hosts that do not respond to normal ping (-PI) packets. Nmap still allows TCP "ping" as well. o Nmap can now detect the uptime of many hosts when the OS Scan option (-O) is used. o Several new tests have been added to make OS detection more accurate and provide more granular version information. o Removed 128.210.*.* addresses from Nmap man page examples due to complaints from Purdue security staff. o The --data_length option was added, allowing for longer probe packets. Among other uses, this defeats certain simplistic IDS signatures. o You can now specify distinct port UDP and TCP port numbers in a single scan command using a command like 'nmap -sSU -p U:53,111,137,T:21-25,80,139,515,6000,8080 target.com'. See the man page for more usage info. o Added mysterious, undocumented --scanflags and --fuzzy options. o Nmap now provides IPID as well as TCP ISN sequence predictability reports if you use -v and -O. o SYN scan is now the default scan type for privileged (root) users. This is usually offers greater performance while reducing network traffic. o Capitalized all references to God in error messages. o Added List scan (-sL) which enumerates targets without scanning them. o The Nmap "random IP" scanning mode is now smart enough to skip many unallocated netblocks. o Tons of more minor features, bugfixes, and portability enhancements. MOVING FORWARD: With this "stable" version out of the way, I plan to dive headfirst into the next development cycle. Many exciting features are in the queue, including IPv6 support, service fingerprinting, improved performance against heavily filtered hosts, and more! Developers (or active testers) interested in participating can join the nmap-dev list by sending a blank email to nmap-dev-subscribeat_private . If you want to be notified of new releases and important announcements, send a blank email to nmap-hackers-subscribeat_private to join that list. DOWNLOAD INFO: Nmap is available for download from http://www.insecure.org/nmap in source or compiled form. Nmap is Free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). For the more paranoid (smart) members of the list, here are the md5 hashes: 2b648bc66f1cedbeed230ef56f6549a8 nmap-3.00.tgz cfb513f4083d1de94d2361bd2451f59b nmap-3.00-1.i386.rpm 2d04682e972d954061e209865c8bf5af nmap-3.00-1.src.rpm fc4a43dcd2e038acc5f15d534cf8c079 nmap-3.00-win32.zip 002adb9b0d2e19b007c7de8929cf5e97 nmap-frontend-3.00-1.i386.rpm 00707cde90a33d0c796489b1b92a74b3 nmapwin_1.3.0.exe bf0632817d74d42c8b4fdfe473620c73 nmapwin_1.3.0_src.zip These release notes should be signed with my PGP key, which is available on public keyservers or at http://www.insecure.org/fyodor_gpgkey.txt . The key fingerprint is: 97 2F 93 AB 9C B0 09 80 D9 51 40 6B B9 BC E1 7E ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: We would like to acknowledge and thank the many people who contributed ideas and/or code to this release. Special thanks go to Albert Chin, Alex Volkov, Andy Lutomirski, Chad Loder, Colin Phipps, Donna Andert, Dragos Ruiu, Eilon Gishri, Evan Sparks, Jeff Nathan, Gerhard Rieger, Germano Caronni, Giacomo Cariello, Greg Steuck, H D Moore, Jay Freeman (Saurik), Jens Vogt, Kirby Kuehl (Vacuum), Lamont Granquist, LaMont Jones, Lance Spitzner, Markus A. Nonym, Martyn Tovey, Matt Connover (Shok), Matt Hargett, Matthew Franz, Nicolas Dawson, Pasi Eronen, Patrick Mueller, Pieter ten Pierick, Ping Huang, Raymond Mercier, Renaud Deraison, Ryan Permeh, Salvatore Sanfilippo (Antirez), Scott Renfro, Sebastien Peterson, Takehiro Yonekura, Tim Adam, William McVey, William Robertson, Zope Kitten, and everyone I forgot :). And of course we would also like to thank the thousands of people who have submitted OS fingerprints and everyone who has found and reported bugs or suggested features. Cheers, Fyodor http://www.insecure.org/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iQCVAwUBPUhcHM4dPqJTWH2VAQHd/QP7BQmpnMb42K7hlUqWlmfixZLfp9GiP711 21M+Wi2wLL9BX+vgXYhV9MrP9/EoIcv21hrTim1oMTaKHlDlgtwt+59X44n/jD1K 1pePXggYLnLUx1BwQwJF0fhvl7P4pRlXfKQ19WXXgVjxEtBBrX3kWGa9SgAVqnQL 3EK87uFf30Y= =le06 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -------------------------------------------------- For help using this (nmap-hackers) mailing list, send a blank email to nmap-hackers-helpat_private . List run by ezmlm-idx (www.ezmlm.org). - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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