RE: Core Impact Vs Manual Pen Test



I use Core Impact and I have to say... it is a tool and a good one. But it won't exploit every possible vulnerabilities. Sometimes you can reach root access thru escalation, which is the coolest way of all.

Myself and my collegue once found a backup script that divulged the root password... the script was found via a anonymous FTP server :-) (And this was in a Scada environment)

Core impact won't do that for you! Catch my drift?



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From: jackal_pf0@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:jackal_pf0@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thu 8/31/2006 2:55 AM
To: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Core Impact Vs Manual Pen Test



Dear Members,



I've been doing Pen test for a quite while. I have used both Open source and Commercial tools for the activity. Now because of automated tools such as core Impact, Canvas, Qualys most of the clients are coming up with the Question of Whether to go fo Core Impact or hire some consultants to do the activity. These clients are not worried bout paying huge money to buy these tools.



Since I have not used Core Impact, I cant figure out the differences. I believe you guys can help me out.



Any comments appreciated.



Regds,



J

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