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NetKuang - A Multi-Host Configuration Vulnerability Checker

Dan Zerkle and Karl Levitt
Department of Computer Science
University of California at Davis


NetKuang is an extension to Baldwin's SU-Kuang. It runs on networks of computers using Unix and can find vulnerabilities created by poor system configuration. Vulnerabilities are discovered using a backwards, goal-based search that is breadth-first on individual hosts and parallel when multiple hosts are checked. An implementation in C++ found real vulnerabilities on production systems . Tests show reasonably fast performance on a Lan.

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