1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 29, 2010 8:19 AM by jhaynes

    OS Fingerprinting misidentification.

      I have a client that ran a scan on two W2k8 machines. One of them is coming up as Vista. This is not a major issue, would just like to understand what the scanner uses to do OS fingerprinting and where the error lies.


      I have verified that the machine in question is in fact W2k8...



      Message was edited by: talon146 on 4/28/10 3:09:11 PM CDT
        • 1. Re: OS Fingerprinting misidentification.

          OS Fingerprinting is done through a series of port probes to determine a finger pint of the system. That fingerprint is then compared to a set of fingerprints who's OS we have identified. This works great in a static environment but since its very dependent on what ports are reachable, what patch level you OS is at, plus a few other factors it can sometimes need a little fine tuning. We do have a tool to help this fine tuning. Its a simple utility that will produce a fingerprint of your OS which we will then add to our fingerprint list.


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