SP2 dumps raw sockets. Say bye-bye to Nmap for now?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Alec, Aug 13, 2004.

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  1. Alec

    Alec Registered Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    I just read that Nmap is now broken after the installation of SP2, straight from Fyodor. As the article notes, Microsoft reps supposedly stated:
    If you ask me, this stinks. I guess that the chicken little, Steve Gibson, finally got his wish. :doubt:

    Edit: Hmm... well I just checked my copy of nmap out and some of the basic stuff still seems to work. It must be some of the esoteric options that Fyodor is talking about. Anyway, I just tried out Gibson's SocketToMe test app and raw sockets weren't available on limited XP SP2 accounts, but WERE apparently available to Administrator level accounts. I thought this was normal pre-SP2 behavior? There must be much more to this, or else Microsoft reversed course at the last minute or something. I guess I'm just rambling now... <shrug>

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