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Old 05-24-2018, 11:32 PM   #1
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Unreadable output from xprobe2 on Ubuntu/Kali


Hi guys,

I am pursuing my Master's thesis related to cybersecurity. It involves OS fingerprinting and hence I am trying to use xprobe2.

I have tried running xprobe2 on an Ubuntu VM and Kali Linux VM as well. On Ubuntu, I just get a blank after the "Running OS:" and on Kali Linux, I get a gibberish text. You can look at screenshots here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1364...ew?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rXG...ew?usp=sharing

I found one suggestion here (https://www.thehackr.com/os-fingerprinting-kali/):
Code:
sudo apt --reinstall install fonts-cantarell
But the problem persists.

I have not been able to find any other solution for this on the internet. So, I was hoping if anyone here came across this problem and may know the solution. Please, it will help me a lot!
 
Old 05-25-2018, 03:28 AM   #2
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Not much point posting screenshots if people can't see them. Even tho' I have a google login (not everyone does), I needed permission.
Quick way to piss off potential help.
 
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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syg00 is correct. @OP: Please post your screenshots in a way that we can see them.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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Sorry, I fixed the sharing permissions. You can see the screenshots now. Also, attaching the same screenshots in this thread.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:26 AM   #5
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Thanks. Does verbose mode (-v) provide any more information that could help pinpoint the reason for the issue?

Do you know which operating system is actually running on the system in question?
 
Old 05-25-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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No, -v verbose option provides the same output as before. Attached screenshot.

And I don't know the actual operating system running on the target.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:41 AM   #7
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Can you confirm that you have the relevant fonts package installed with:

Code:
sudo apt-cache policy fonts-cantarell

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Old 05-25-2018, 11:04 AM   #8
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Yes, I believe they are installed.

Code:
ohmtrivedi@ohmtrivedi-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-cache policy fonts-cantarell
[sudo] password for ohmtrivedi: 
fonts-cantarell:
  Installed: 0.0.24-1~ubuntu16.04.0
  Candidate: 0.0.24-1~ubuntu16.04.0
  Version table:
 *** 0.0.24-1~ubuntu16.04.0 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.0.21-1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe i386 Packages
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:11 AM   #9
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Thanks. Where did you get your copy of xprobe2 from for your Ubuntu box?

I'll see if I can replicate the problem in Mint.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:13 AM   #10
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Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help!

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xprobe/
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:33 AM   #11
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Well, I downloaded it, but I'm afraid that I get an error during the configuration stage and am thus unable to run it.

I'm not sure it has been actively developed in quite a while. However, in saying that, have you tried to contact any of the three authors?
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:36 AM   #12
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Oh yes, you can solve that issue by referring to this link: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-xprobe2-0-2-1

And yes, I have tried to contact the authors, but no response yet.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:49 AM   #13
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Oh yes, you can solve that issue by referring to this link: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-xprobe2-0-2-1

And yes, I have tried to contact the authors, but no response yet.
That thread deals with resolving make errors. I can't even get the configure stage to work.

You'll have to get someone else with Kali or Ubuntu to try and replicate the issue, I imagine.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:56 AM   #14
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Ok, thanks, I appreciate your time and effort!
 
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Did you ever resolve this issue? I am seeing the same with xprobe 0.3-4

Thanks
 
  


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