Yes. Pretty much any scanner is going to require administrative
access. (I know for a fact that Nessus and ISS do, haven't tried
Retina in a long time, but I imagine it's the same).
Of course, this being the LINUX-L list, I should point out that
you're looking for a linux-solution in a windows-world.
You could try the run-as tool, though that has its own downsides --
namely you have to give it admin credentials:
Or, just us a full-connect scan since no raw sockets are required.
Jordan Wiens, CISSP
UF Network Security Engineer
On Oct 7, 2007, at 10:35 PM, Matt wrote:
> Nmap says it needs admin. privileges so it can create raw packets
> to run certain scans such as the SYN scan. Do the other scanning
> tools for example, ISS Internet Scanner, Nessus, and eEye Retina,
> have the same issue? If so, is there a sudo-like mechanism in
> Windows to run them with elevated privileges but not under an
> admin. account? While I'm at it, any quirks with the above tools I
> should know about?