Nmap 7.70 released: Better service and OS detection, 9 new NSE scripts, and more!

Nmap is a free and open source 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 7.70

Nmap 7.70 includes hundreds of new OS and service fingerprints, 9 new NSE scripts (for a total of 588), a much-improved version of the Npcap Windows packet capturing library/driver, and service detection improvements to make -sV faster and more accurate, and much more.

Some of the significant changes

  • Nmap 7.70 updates the bundled Npcap from version 0.93 to 0.99-r2
  • Integrated all of the service/version detection fingerprints submitted from March 2017 to August 2017 (728 of them)
  • Integrated all IPv4 OS fingerprint submissions from September 2016 to August 2017 (667 of them). Added 298 fingerprints, bringing the new total to 5,652. Additions include iOS 11, macOS Sierra, Linux 4.14, Android 7, and more.
  • Integrated all 33 IPv6 OS fingerprint submissions from September 2016 to August 2017. New groups for OpenBSD 6.0 and FreeBSD 11.0 were added, as well as strengthened groups for Linux and OS X.
  • Added the --resolve-all option to resolve and scan all IP addresses of a host. This essentially replaces the resolveall NSE script.
  • Added 9 NSE scripts, from 8 authors, bringing the total up to 588
  • Fixed Nsock on Windows giving errors when selecting on STDIN
  • Fix --ssl connections from dropping on renegotiation
  • VNC scripts now support Apple Remote Desktop authentication (auth type 30)
  • Ncat now selects the correct default port for a given proxy type
  • memcached-info can now gather information from the UDP memcached service in addition to the TCP service.

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