Nipper Network Config Auditing

  1. NIPPER – SECURITY AUDIT TOOL

    DESCRIPTION
    Nipper-ng is the next generation of nippper, and will always remain free and open source. Earlier it is known as “CiscoParser”. This software will be used to make observations about the security configurations of many different device types such as routers, firewalls, and switches of a network infrastructure.

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    DEVICES SUPPORT

    1. Cisco switches (IOS)
    2. Cisco routers (IOS)
    3. Cisco firewalls (PIX, ASA) and many more.
    4. Checkpoint
    5. Juniper
    PLATFORM SUPPORT
    1. Windows 
    2. Linux 
    3. Unix
    4. OS X
    HOW TO USE NIPPER ?
    • To use nipper, we need to get a router configuration file.
    • Follow the steps to use nipper.
    Step 1: Access the router/switch/firewall
    we can easily get after access the router via telnet or SSH.
    Step 2: Run the command
    Once you get the access of the router, just run the command show running-config command in the terminal.
    Step 3: Copy the configuration on notepad
    Step 4: Use nipper to extract the report.
    Command:  nipper -ios-router -input=config.txt -output=report.html

    FOR EXAMPLE 

    Create a scenario which consists of one router and one virtual machine ( You can take kali linux)
    Here i am using 7200 series router IOS image.

    If nipper is not install in your linux machine, install it with this command.

    RUN NIPPER

    • Command: nipper
    • See the below image for more details:

    NEED HELP 

    Command: nipper –help
    See the below image for more details:

    VERSION COMMAND 
    Command: nipper –version

    Run the command 
    Command: nipper –ios-router –input=config.txt –output=report.html

    OPEN THE REPORT

    • Open the html file on browser, once open it, you will find “Contents” list of the audit.
    • See the below image for more details:
    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Check this: Nipper Studio – How to install Nipper Studio on MacOS

    AT THE END 
    • This way, we can audit our network device i.e router and make our router more secure.
    • If you are a security auditor or network engineer, this tool is must for you to use.
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