node-nmap

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    Node-NMAP

    Join the chat at https://gitter.im/Johnhhorton/node-nmap NPM package enabling your NodeJs application to interface with the features of NMAP. This package requires that NMAP is installed and available to the running node application.

    UPDATE 4.0.0

    • Changed the code base from TypeScript to pure ES6
    • Removed TypeScript and TS types
    • Added additional port service information to output if available (-sV)
    • BREAKING - Changed export method to flat object, upgrade instructions below.

    Upgrade instructions:

    //Previous usage 3.0.4 and below
    const nmap = require('node-nmap');
    nmap.nodenmap.nmapLocation = "nmap"; //default
    let quickscan = new nmap.nodenmap.QuickScan('127.0.0.1 google.com');
     
    /*4.0.0+ usage simply removes a layer of object nesting.
    * simply remove 'nodenmap'
    */
    const nmap = require('node-nmap');
    nmap.nmapLocation = 'nmap'; //default
    let quickscan = new nmap.QuickScan('127.0.0.1 google.com');
     

    UPDATE 3.0.4

    • Added extra error handling to detect if NMAP cannot be found a default or passed location.

    UPDATE 3.0.3:

    • Added NMAP determined Vendor when a MAC address is provided. Credit: tbwiss

    UPDATE v3: A lot of changes have come in this update:

    • Breaking change: All scan classes are now capitalized.
    • Added scan.scanTimeout to limit long running scans
    • Added scan.scanTime representing the duration of the scan
    • Added scan.cancelScan() to kill a running scan
    • Removed autoDiscover scan type until method of determining useful interfaces found
    • Bugfix: Now remove listeners for SIGINT when a scan is complete.
    • Added a Queued version of each scan allowing for a highler level of feedback and control over the scanning process.
    • Building against the latest version of NMAP (v7)

    UPDATE v2: I have rewritten the module in TypeScript. the .d.ts file is located at /node_modules/node-nmap/index.d.ts. As a part of this update, there is an additional maping for the namespace/module, as well as a requirement to use new for each scan.

    Request: While NmapScan() will accept valid NMAP arguments, the XML to JSON conversion is only checking for specific things. If there is a common or useful NMAP feature that you would like to see included, please submit an issue and I will work it in.

    Installation

    npm install node-nmap

    Scan Types

    • NmapScan - This is the core of the package and runs the NMAP command.
    • QuickScan - Scans supplied hosts without portscan(-sP). Use for a quick discovery.
    • OsAndPortScan - Scans for open ports as well as NMAP gathered OS information.
    • QueuedNmapScan - Queued version for greater control
    • QueuedQuickScan - Queued version for greater control
    • QueuedOsAndPortScan - Queued version for greater control

    Scan instance variables, methods, and events

    • scanResults : Array of host objects - contains the results of the scan.
    • scanTime : number in ms - duration of scan.
    • scanTimeout : number in ms - scan will cancel if timeout is reached.
    • startScan() - begins the NMAP scan.
    • cancelScan() - kills the NMAP process.
    • 'complete' : event - returns array of host objects
    • 'error' : event - returns string with error information

    Queued scans instance variables, methods, and events

    • scanTime : number in ms - collective duration of all scans.
    • currentScan - reference to the current scan object if needed
    • runActiononError : boolean(default:false) - run the supplied action function when an error is encountered.
    • saveErrorsToResults : boolean(default:false) - save error data to the results array
    • singleScanTimeout : number in ms - timeout value to be supplied to eachs single scan.
    • saveNotFoundToResults : boolean(default:false) - save host not found error object to results array
    • startRunScan() - begins processing the entire queue without removing scanned hosts.
    • startShiftScan() - begins processing entire queue while removing scanned hosts.
    • pause() - pauses the queue processing (take affect between scans.).
    • resume() - resumes processing the queue.
    • next(count) - processes the next count queued items. Default 1.
    • shift(count) - processes the next count queued items while removing them from the queue. Default 1.
    • results() - returns Array of current scan result Host objects.
    • shiftResults() - returns the first item of the results objects and removes it from the results list.
    • index() - returns the current index of the queue processing
    • percentComplete() - returns the percentage completion through the processing queue.
    • 'complete' : event - triggers when entire queue has been processed. Returns results Array.
    • 'error' : event - triggers when an error is encountered. Returns error object.

    Usage

    NmapScan is the core function of the package. It emits two events: 'complete' and 'error'. Both of these events return data. All methods are easy to set up. Simply define a variable as one of the methods, and that variable will become a new instance of NmapScan with appropriately set commands. All input accepts either a space separated string, or an array of strings to make it easier to work with a complex set of hosts. All methods return an array of JSON objects containing information on each host. Any key without information provided from NMAP is filled as null.

    The return structure is:

    [  
        {  
           "hostname":"theHostname",
           "ip":"127.0.0.1",
           "mac":null,
           "openPorts":[  
              {  
                 "port":80,
                 "service":"http"
              },...  
            ],
           "osNmap":null, //note that osNmap is not guaranteed to be correct.
        },...]

    Examples

    var nmap = require('node-nmap');
     
    nmap.nmapLocation = "nmap"; //default
     
    //    Accepts array or comma separated string of NMAP acceptable hosts
    var quickscan = new nmap.QuickScan('127.0.0.1 google.com');
     
    quickscan.on('complete', function(data){
      console.log(data);
    });
     
    quickscan.on('error', function(error){
      console.log(error);
    });
     
    quickscan.startScan();
    // returns
    // [  
    //    {  
    //       "hostname":"localhost",
    //       "ip":"127.0.0.1",
    //       "mac":null,
    //       "openPorts":[  
     
    //       ],
    //       "osNmap":null
    //    },
    //    {  
    //       "hostname":"google.com",
    //       "ip":"74.125.21.113",
    //       "mac":null,
    //       "openPorts":[  
     
    //       ],
    //       "osNmap":null
    //    }
    // ]
     
     
    //    Accepts array or comma separarted string for custom nmap commands in the second argument.
    var nmapscan = new nmap.NmapScan('127.0.0.1 google.com', '-sn');
     
    nmapscan.on('complete',function(data){
      console.log(data);
    });
    nmapscan.on('error', function(error){
      console.log(error);
    });
     
    nmapscan.startScan();
     
    // returns
    // [  
    //    {  
    //       "hostname":"localhost",
    //       "ip":"127.0.0.1",
    //       "mac":null,
    //       "openPorts":[  
     
    //       ],
    //       "osNmap":null
    //    },
    //    {  
    //       "hostname":"google.com",
    //       "ip":"74.125.21.113",
    //       "mac":null,
    //       "openPorts":[  
     
    //       ],
    //       "osNmap":null
    //    }
    // ]
    var osandports = new nmap.OsAndPortScan('google.com');
     
    osandports.on('complete',function(data){
      console.log(data);
    });
    osandports.on('error', function(error){
      console.log(error);
    });
     
    osandports.startScan();
     
    // returns
    // [
    //    {  
    //       "hostname":"google.com",
    //       "ip":"74.125.21.113",
    //       "mac":null,
    //       "openPorts":[  
    //          {  
    //             "port":80,
    //             "service":"http"
    //          },
    //          {  
    //             "port":443,
    //             "service":"https"
    //          }
    //       ],
    //       "osNmap":"OpenBSD 4.3"
    //    }
    // ]
     

    Queued Scans

    Queued scanning was implemented to give higher level of control over the scanning process. While there are advantages, using the Queued scanning method does produce time overhead as a new instance of NMAP is created for each host. It may be useful to use Queued scans in the event that you are running a lengthy set of long running scans on each host. It would be recommended to perform a quickscan, before supplying the found hosts to a queued scanning process for longer running scans.

    Example

    //the actionFunction gets run each time a scan on a host is complete
    function actionFunction(data){
        console.log(data);
        console.log("Percentage complete" + scan.percentComplete());
    }
    var scan = new nmap.QueuedOsAndPortScan("google.com 192.168.0.1-10", actionFunction);
     
    scan.on('complete', function(data){
        console.log(data);
        console.log("total scan time" + scan.scanTime);
    });
     
    scan.on('error', function(error){
      console.log(error);
    });
     
    scan.startRunScan(); //processes entire queue

    Please open an issue if you have any questions, concerns, bugs, or critiques.

    Install

    npm i node-nmap

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    Version

    4.0.0

    License

    MIT

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