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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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CMS and plugins detection using WhatWeb and p0f

In this recipe, we will learn to use different tools available in Kali, which we can use to determine the plugins that are installed. If applications are built based on CMSes, it is very likely that they would be using certain plugins. Major vulnerabilities that exist are usually in third-party plugins that developers use in these CMSes. Finding out the installed plugins and their versions can help you to look for exploits available for vulnerable plugins.

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will require an Internet connection.

How to do it...

  1. Let's start with our first tool in Kali Linux which is WhatWeb. WhatWeb identifies websites. Its goal is to answer the question, "What is that Website?" WhatWeb ...

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