Bug 28724 - nmap can't identify 2.3.x/2.4.x kernels
nmap can't identify 2.3.x/2.4.x kernels
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: nmap (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
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Reported: 2001-02-21 16:42 EST by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-21 16:42:58 EST
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Description Ed McKenzie 2001-02-21 16:42:54 EST
see subject. nmap doesn't properly identify kernels beyond 2.2.16.
Comment 1 Tim Powers 2001-02-21 17:24:31 EST
This is actually a feature. not a bug. It prevents people from guessing what
kind of machine it is. Consider it a security enhancement.

Tim
Comment 2 Tim Powers 2001-02-21 17:30:22 EST
I failed to mention that this is a kernel feature, not a crippled nmap.

Tim

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