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Mastering the Nmap Scripting Engine by Paulino Calderón Pale

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Appendix C. Script Categories

The collection of NSE scripts is divided into the following categories:

  • auth: These are scripts related to user authentication.
  • broadcast: This is a very interesting category of scripts that uses broadcast petitions to gather information.
  • brute: This category of scripts helps conduct brute-force password auditing.
  • default: These are the scripts that are executed when a script scan is executed (-sC).
  • discovery: These are scripts related to host and service discovery.
  • dos: These scripts are related to denial-of-service attacks.
  • exploit: These are scripts that exploit security vulnerabilities.
  • external: This category is for scripts depending on a third-party service.
  • fuzzer: These are NSE scripts focused on fuzzing.
  • intrusive ...

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