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merge-router-config – Backtrack 5 – Vulnerability Assessment – Network Assessment – Cisco Tools – merge-router-config

The merge-router-config menu item in Backtrack Linux, which is located in the Backtrack Menu ( Backtrack > Vulnerability Assessment > Network Assessment > Cisco Tools ), allows you to make changes to a Cisco router configuration file and merge those changes to a Cisco router. You should be extremely careful with this script as it will make changes to the target Cisco router. Below we describe the tool in more detail and show examples of merging a router configuration file to a Cisco 861 router.

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copy-router-config – Backtrack 5 – Vulnerability Assessment – Network Assessment – Cisco Tools – copy-router-config

The copy-router-config menu item, which is located in the Backtrack menu (Backtrack > Vulnerability Assessment > Network Assessment > Cisco Tools), is a handy little Perl script put together by Muts himself. Once you click on the menu item it will launch a terminal window in the /pentest/cisco/copy-router-config directory so you will have direct access to the 35 line Perl script which servers a single purpose. That purpose is to copy an entire router configuration file from a Cisco device if you have a RW (read/write) community string for the router.

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snmpcheck – Backtrack 5 – Information Gathering – Network Analysis – SNMP Analysis – snmpcheck

SNMP can be a hidden gem that seems to be overlooked sometimes during penetration testing. It is really cool the information you can obtain just using snmpwalk from the command line however the information can be lengthy and unless you are an SNMP OID library or feel like googling a bunch of different stuff it really helps to have tools such as snmpcheck available. Below we describe what snmpcheck, which is written in Perl, will accomplish for you and we also provide a couple of examples against Ubuntu and a Cisco router.

Technology Errors

Use of uninitialized value within @runpath in concatenation (.) or string at ./snmpcheck-1.8.pl line 617.

When running snmpcheck, a SNMP enumeration tool found in Backtrack Linux, against Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx or Backtrack Linux it is likely you will receive some errors in the output. The errors occur when the running processes from the Linux server are enumerated. Below we show example output from the command when the errors are intact as well as a quick fix so you won’t have to modify the output for reports.

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Backtrack creepy Error – ImportError: No module named osmgpsmap

When attempting to launch creepy via the Backtrack menu (Backtrack > Information Gathering > Network Analysis > OSINT Analysis > creepy) the starting creepy window will show in the taskbar however it simply disappears after a couple seconds without any action. If you investigate the menu item you will see that the menu item executes creepymap and when you attempt to execute creepymap you will see some Python errors. Below the error is described in more detail along with instructions on how to get creepy working properly.