Anonymous Coward writes "Up until now, everyone's favorite port scanner, nmap has had decent OS detection (through TCP fingerprinting) and service identification based on the open port, but the latest version, 3.45 released today, has version detection for each service! This means not only can nmap tell you that httpd is running on port 80, but that it is `apache httpd version 2.0.39`! While this is a little bit worrisome because of what malicious purposes people might use nmap's version detection for, this should make the jobs of admins everywhere easier and keep us all more on our toes when it comes to security. Fyodor has also published a paper on how the version detection works."
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