Wireshark Assignment

  • Provide a report giving your analysis of five different packet captures of protocols not covered in class (e.g. don’t use Kerberos, TLS or protocols covered in Sanders). 
  • One of the five must be SMB or a related protocol (e.g. Samba) that uses a port like 137-139, 445, whether tcp or udp. 
  • In your analysis, cover the following for each protocol: 1) purpose, 2) reference standards, 3) format/structure, 4) applications/uses and 5) security issues. 
  • For security, address issues such as known vulnerabilities with specific CVEs related to each protocol (see https://cve.mitre.org, https://nvd.nist.gov, https://www.cvedetails.com).  Include deep analysis of the security issues for each protocol—research is required for this part.
  • Conduct at least one of the captures using a command-line tool like TShark or tcpdump and include screenshots showing your output.
  • One or two protocol captures may come from online sources like https://wiki.wireshark.org/SampleCaptures and https://github.com/chrissanders/packets.Please include Wireshark screenshots that clearly demonstrate that you captured the packet (that it’s not found from an online image search, for example).
  • Include one screenshot of each protocol that shows the expanded packet details (format/structure) of the protocol you’re analyzing.
  • Include screenshots showing two statistic utilities that analyze packet capture.  For example, the Protocol Hierarchy (see Chapter 5 in the textbook).  How can these utilities be used to solve security problems?
  • In your Introduction, include how you went about your captures (where, when, how, etc.). 
  • You need to use your own computer or devices to accomplish this assignment.  
  • Include introduction, table of contents, page numbers. 
  • List all references used in this assignment.
  • Legible, organized, understandable analysis
  • Screenshots are legible, clear, fitted.
  • Overall quality and professionalism of report.
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