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Mastering the Nmap Scripting Engine by Paulino Calderón Pale

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Script categories

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

Script category

Description

auth

NSE scripts related to user authentication.

broadcast

A very interesting category of scripts that use broadcast petitions to gather network information.

brute

A category for scripts that help conduct brute-force password auditing.

default

Scripts executed when a script scan is executed (-sC).

discovery

Scripts related to host and service discovery.

dos

Scripts related to denial-of-service attacks.

exploit

Scripts used to exploit security vulnerabilities.

external

This category is for scripts depending on a third-party service.

fuzzer

NSE scripts focused on fuzzing.

intrusive

A category for scripts that ...

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