Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts.

Key Features:

  • Flexible: Supports dozens of advanced techniques for mapping out networks filled with IP filters, firewalls, routers, and other obstacles. This includes many port scanning mechanisms (both TCP & UDP), OS detection, version detection, ping sweeps, and more. See the documentation page.
  • Powerful: Nmap has been used to scan huge networks of literally hundreds of thousands of machines. 
  • Easy: While Nmap offers a rich set of advanced features for power users. Both traditional command line and graphical (GUI) versions are available to suit your preference. Binaries are available for those who do not wish to compile Nmap from source.   

What's New

Version 6.45

  • [NSE] Add ssl-heartbleed script to detect the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL
  • [NSE] Fixed an error-handling bug in socks-open-proxy that caused it to fail when scanning a SOCKS4-only proxy.
  • [NSE] Improved ntp-info script to handle underscores in returned data.
  • [NSE] Add quake1-info script for retrieving server and player information from Quake 1 game servers. Reports potential DoS amplification factor.
  • [NSE] Add unicode library for decoding and encoding UTF-8, UTF-16, CP437 and other character sets to Unicode code points. Scripts that previously just added or skipped nulls in UTF-16 data can use this to support non-ASCII characters.
  • When doing a ping scan (-sn), the --open option will prevent down hosts from being shown when -v is specified. This aligns with similar output for other scan types.
  • [Ncat] Added support for socks5 and corresponding regression tests.
  • [NSE] Add http-ntlm-info script for getting server information from Web servers that require NTLM authentication.
  • Added TCP support to dns.lua.
  • Added safe fd_set operations. This makes nmap fail gracefully instead of crashing when the number of file descriptors grows over FD_SETSIZE.
  • [NSE] Added tls library for functions related to SSLv3 and TLS messages. Existing ssl-enum-ciphers, ssl-date, and tls-nextprotoneg scripts were updated to use this library.
  • [NSE] Add sstp-discover script to discover Microsoft's Secure Socket Tunnelling Protocol
  • [NSE] Added unittest library and NSE script for adding unit tests to NSE libraries. See unittest.lua for examples, and run `nmap --script=unittest --script-args=unittest.run -d` to run the tests.
  • Updated bundled liblua from 5.2.2 to 5.2.3 (bugfix release)
  • Added version detection signatures and probes for a bunch of Android remote mouse/keyboard servers, including AndroMouse, AirHID, Wifi-mouse, and RemoteMouse.
  • [NSE] Added allseeingeye-info for gathering information from games using this query protocol. A version detection probe was also added.
  • [NSE] Add freelancer-info to gather information about the Freelancer game server. Also added a related version detection probe and UDP protocol payload for detecting the service.
  • [Ncat] Fixed compilation when --without-liblua is specified in configure (an #include needed an ifdef guard).
  • [NSE] Add http-server-header script to grab the Server header as a last-ditch effort to get a software version. This can't be done as a softmatch because of the need to match non-HTTP services that obey some HTTP requests.
  • [NSE] Add rfc868-time script to get the date and time from an RFC 868 Time server.
  • [NSE] Add weblogic-t3-info script that detects the T3 RMI protocol used by Oracle/BEA Weblogic. Extracts the Weblogic version, as well
  • Fixed a bug in libdnet with handling interfaces with AF_LINK addresses on FreeBSD >9 .Likely affected other *BSDs. Handled by skipping these non-network addresses.
  • Fixed a bug with UDP checksum calculation. When the UDP checksum is zero (0x0000), it must be transmitted as 1's-complement -0 (0xffff) to avoid ambiguity with +0, which indicates no checksum was calculated. This affected UDP on IPv4 only.
  • [NSE] Removed a fixed value (28428) which was being set for the Request ID in the snmpWalk library function; a value based on nmap.clock_ms will now be set instead.
  • [NSE] Add http-iis-short-name-brute script that detects Microsoft IIS servers vulnerable to a file/folder name disclosure and a denial of service vulnerability. The script obtains the "shortnames" of the files and folders in the webroot folder.
  • Idle scan now supports IPv6. IPv6 packets don't usually come with fragments identifiers like IPv4 packets do, so new techniques had to be developed to make idle scan possible.
  • [NSE] Add http-dlink-backdoor script that detects DLink routers with firmware backdoor allowing admin access over HTTP interface.
  • The ICMP ID of ICMP probes is now matched against the sent ICMP ID, to reduce the chance of false matches.
  • [NSE] Made telnet-brute support multiple parallel guessing threads, reuse connections, and support password-only logins.
  • [NSE] Made the table returned by ssh1.fetch_host_key contain a "key" element, like that of ssh2.fetch_host_key. This fixed a crash in the ssh-hostkey script. The "key" element of ssh2.fetch_host_key now is base64-encoded, to match the format used by the known_hosts file.
  • [Nsock] Handle timers and timeouts via a priority queue (using a heap) for improved performance. Nsock now only iterates over events which are completed or expired instead of inspecting the entire event set at each iteration.
  • [NSE] Update dns-cache-snoop script to use a new list of top 50 domains rather than a 2010 list.
  • [NSE] Added the qconn-exec script , which tests the QNX QCONN service for remote command execution.
  • [Zenmap] Fixed a crash that would happen when you entered a search term starting with a colon: "AttributeError: 'FilteredNetworkInventory' object has no attribute 'match_'".
  • [Ncat] Added NCAT_PROTO, NCAT_REMOTE_ADDR, NCAT_REMOTE_PORT, NCAT_LOCAL_ADDR and NCAT_LOCAL_PORT environment variables being set in all --*-exec child processes.

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