Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nmap 7.12 (Network Mapper And Port Scanner) Has Been Released, Install on Ubuntu

Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.

The latest version available is Nmap 7.12, which brings the below changes:

  • Avoid file corruption in zenmap.conf, reported as files containing many null ("\x00") characters. Example exceptions:
                 TypeError: int() argument must be a string or a number, not 'list'
                 ValueError: unable to parse colour specification


  • VNC updates including vnc-brute support for TLS security type and negotiating a lower RFB version if the server sends an unknown higher version.

  • Added STARTTLS support for VNC, NNTP, and LMTP

  •  Added new service probes and match lines for OpenVPN on UDP and TCP. 

 Installation instructions:

In order to install Nmap on Ubuntu, you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the nmap package:

 Open terminal and insert command line...



$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pi-rho/security

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install nmap

Optional, to remove Nmap, do:


$ sudo apt-get remove nmap


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