Vulnerability Scanner Set-Up and Configuration Part 1 Lab

Video Activity
Join over 3 million cybersecurity professionals advancing their career
Sign up with
Required fields are marked with an *
or

Already have an account? Sign In »

Time
10 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
11
Video Transcription
00:00
>> Hey everyone, welcome back to the course.
00:00
In this video, we're going to do our first lab.
00:00
As I mentioned before,
00:00
we're going to have a couple of labs
00:00
where I'll walk you through it
00:00
step-by-step and then the rest of
00:00
the labs are going to have a step-by-step guide,
00:00
which you have pictured here on the screen.
00:00
But you'll have to go through those labs yourself.
00:00
We'll walk through a couple of labs
00:00
together to get your feet wet a little bit,
00:00
and then everything else you should be doing on your own.
00:00
But again there are instructions with each of these labs.
00:00
There are also these downloadable step-by-step guides,
00:00
so you can feel free to pause the videos and
00:00
go through the labs at your own pace.
00:00
For all of those labs that I'm not
00:00
going to be walking you through step-by-step,
00:00
I will have an overview video just talking about
00:00
what you're actually going to be doing
00:00
in that particular lab.
00:00
In this video, we're going to
00:00
cover our first lab, as I mentioned.
00:00
With this one, we're going to use
00:00
a vulnerability scanner called Core Impact.
00:00
We're basically just going to launch it,
00:00
set up through the wizard,
00:00
and then we'll run a simple scan.
00:00
It's a very easy lab,
00:00
pretty quick lab to do.
00:00
It shouldn't take you too long, but
00:00
let's go ahead and get started.
00:00
Now I do want to mention also that
00:00
the step-by-step guides are
00:00
always in the resource section of the course,
00:00
so you can feel free to pause
00:00
this video and go download all
00:00
of those for all the labs if you haven't done so already.
00:00
One thing I'm not going to do is I'm not going to
00:00
go off this step-by-step guide as I go through the lab,
00:00
I'm just going to talk you through
00:00
the instructions for this particular lab.
00:00
Once you launch the lab,
00:00
you'll be taken to this screen here.
00:00
It might take a few minutes for the lab to launch
00:00
and one thing I want to point
00:00
out before we get started is,
00:00
as you go through this lab to get credit for it,
00:00
what you'll want to do is,
00:00
you'll want to click through
00:00
the various instruction pages
00:00
and make sure that you check the checkboxes.
00:00
You notice when I do that,
00:00
it starts turning this bar down here blue and it
00:00
also gives me a percentage showing my completion.
00:00
Very important if you want to get credit for the lab,
00:00
make sure that you do that.
00:00
Same thing with all the other labs
00:00
in the course as you go through them,
00:00
make sure that you're addressing
00:00
any checkboxes as you complete that step.
00:00
Once you finally get done,
00:00
then you can end the lab and
00:00
it should give you full credit.
00:00
Again, very important there if you want
00:00
to get credit, make sure you do that.
00:00
First things first and we can just go off
00:00
the instructions here in the lab,
00:00
but I'm going to be talking through them pretty quickly.
00:00
We want to go ahead and sign in, and by default,
00:00
it should already have the username in there for
00:00
you so you see here it's administrator,
00:00
which we obviously know we should never really have.
00:00
Then it's got a simple password but with
00:00
the @ symbol and then the number 0 instead of an O,
00:00
so let's go ahead and type that in now.
00:00
We're just going to type in that password.
00:00
P, we're going to put
00:00
the @ symbol so that in most keyboards
00:00
says should be above the number 2 on your keyboard.
00:00
Just hold down shift and do that.
00:00
Then we're going to type in lowercase s, s,
00:00
w, the number 0,
00:00
and then lowercase r,
00:00
d. One thing to
00:00
note is sometimes it might go a little slow,
00:00
so just be patient with it and you'll notice
00:00
eventually it should put all the
00:00
characters you typed in there.
00:00
Then you can either hit "Enter" on
00:00
your keyboard or just click the arrow
00:00
there to go ahead and log in to this machine.
00:00
Now it's going to take a few seconds or so to log in,
00:00
you might get some prompts as you're logging in.
00:00
For example, a Windows activation for the key,
00:00
just put X, ask me later, just X out of that.
00:00
Same thing here. You can just X out of that box as well.
00:00
It's going to sometimes ask you if you
00:00
want to restart the computer,
00:00
just say restart later.
00:00
Once you've done all of that,
00:00
it should take you to the desktop screen here,
00:00
and this is where we want to go ahead and start from.
00:00
As I mentioned earlier,
00:00
we're going to be using the vulnerability scanner
00:00
called Core Impact
00:00
and we're just going to launch it here from the desktops.
00:00
You should see a shortcut there from the desktop.
00:00
Just go ahead and double-click that,
00:00
it's going to launch the vulnerability scanner for us.
00:00
You can see that the Core Impact tool
00:00
has launched for us.
00:00
When it first starts up,
00:00
you'll get this little tip of the day showing up.
00:00
If you don't want to see that every time you do this lab,
00:00
then just uncheck that box and close it out there.
00:00
You can look through the tips if you want to.
00:00
I'm not going to in this particular lab though.
00:00
The next step we want to do,
00:00
if you're following along on the step-by-step guide
00:00
or if you're following along with the instructions
00:00
on the right side of the lab here is we're
00:00
going to go up to the very top left here.
00:00
We're going to go to where it says "File".
00:00
We're going to select the new workspace option.
00:00
Then we're going to select the blank workspace,
00:00
this top option here.
00:00
Now it's going to ask us to name our workspace.
00:00
For this lab you really could name it whatever you want.
00:00
I'm going to keep it somewhat congruent to what you
00:00
might want to name it if you're doing a scan.
00:00
For example, I'm going to call
00:00
this one Network Vulnerability Scan.
00:00
If you follow along with this step-by-step guide,
00:00
as well as the instructions on the right side lab here,
00:00
you're going to see that's the name that we're using.
00:00
The next thing I want to do is create a passphrase.
00:00
I'm just going to put the word scanning all lowercase,
00:00
so scanning all lowercase.
00:00
If you don't know how to spell that,
00:00
S-C-A-N-N-I-N-G in all lowercase.
00:00
Then we're just going to select the finish button here.
00:00
That's going to create our new workspace for us.
00:00
Someone said it's fully created here.
00:00
The next thing that we're going to
00:00
do is we're going to double-click where it says
00:00
network information gathering on
00:00
the left side and if yours hasn't fully loaded yet,
00:00
just pause the video and wait for
00:00
it to load all the way up.
00:00
Again, we're going to be double-clicking
00:00
the network information gathering
00:00
option here on the left side.
00:00
It might take a second to pull up and once it does,
00:00
we're just going to select the "Next" button,
00:00
and then we're going to select "Next" again.
00:00
Again, we're keeping the default
00:00
here using the Core Impact Pro.
00:00
Then we're going to select IPV version 4.
00:00
Again, a lot of these are the defaults,
00:00
so you don't really have to worry about it.
00:00
We're just going to make sure here that
00:00
this is a correct IP address range we want,
00:00
which this one is.
00:00
But let's just check it against a guide.
00:00
If you're following along there,
00:00
you're going to see that I've got listed 192.168.
00:00
0. 0 forward slash 24.
00:00
We do say that's correct.
00:00
We're just going to select "Next" there
00:00
and then finally we're going to select
00:00
the first option for
00:00
our first scan here and we're just going to say "Finish".
00:00
Now it's going to take a few minutes to run the scan.
00:00
I'm going to pause this video
00:00
here and we'll pick up
00:00
the scan results in the next video.
00:00
Again, in this video, we just went ahead and launched
00:00
Core Impact and in the next video,
00:00
we're going to take a look at
00:00
our scan results and go through them.
Up Next