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    Nmap reboots system

    Hi all,
    i have used nmap 1.3.1 (win32 with GUI) and faced no problems but i tried to used nmap 3.55 (win32) but when i type the command nmap -sS -O XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX my system eventually reboots . What could be the problem and what might be its solution.

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    Excuse me, is there an airport nearby large enough for a private jet to land?

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    This is a bug in the new release. I have seen this now on about 3 different boxes. I have reported it to Fyodor and currently there is no fix other than rolling back to build 3.50.

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    thehorse13: thanks for the information.
    Excuse me, is there an airport nearby large enough for a private jet to land?

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    Yeah. I had a reboot too. Thought it was a fluke. Seeing this made me download the 3.50 version.

    I couldn't find a link to older versions on the site though.

    If anyone wants to download 3.50 here is the link:

    http://download.insecure.org/nmap/di...3.50-win32.zip

    Note: This is the Windows version! AFAIK the *nix version doesn't have this bug.
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    Originally posted here by SirDice
    Yeah. I had a reboot too. Thought it was a fluke. Seeing this made me download the 3.50 version.

    I couldn't find a link to older versions on the site though.

    If anyone wants to download 3.50 here is the link:

    http://download.insecure.org/nmap/di...3.50-win32.zip

    Note: This is the Windows version! AFAIK the *nix version doesn't have this bug.
    Actually, it happens on the W32 platform as well as *nix. My Fedora Core 2 box dumps hosts on their heads when using 3.55.
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    Hmm. I may need to re-test my fbsd version I didn't notice anything though.
    No reboots, core dumps and/or panics yet
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    UPDATE:

    I spent some time with this today (sniffing traffic, checking logs, testing software, etc.). Turns out that the issue is caused by a bug in Microsoft's SMS client. As you would expect, I sent in the bug report to MS and they have confirmed that it is a problem from an earlier build of SMS client that has carried forward. NMAP triggers the bug and causes a reboot.

    This solves the mystery of the reboots, and of course, caused me to eat my shoe when I alerted Fyodor that NMAP wasn't the cause, but in fact, Microsoft is to blame.

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    Microsoft pulls ahead once again

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    TH: What about the *nix version? Did I understand correctly when you said that version also crashed/rebooted/dumped core?

    Note: AFAIK I don't have the SMS client. But it still reboots my machine
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