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4. Vulnerability Scanning > Specialty Vulnerability Scanners

Specialty Vulnerability Scanners

Although many commercial vulnerability scanners are available on the market, you are not limited to them. When you want to run a scan for a specific vulnerability across a network, Metasploit’s many auxiliary modules can help you accomplish such tasks.

The following Metasploit modules are just a few examples of the many useful auxiliary scanning modules included in the Framework. Take advantage of your lab to probe and explore as many of them as you can.

Validating SMB Logins

To check the validity of a username and password combination, use the SMB Login Check Scanner to connect to a range of hosts. As you might expect, this scan is loud and noticeable, and each login attempt will show up in the event logs of every Windows box it encounters.


  

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