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Ever seen a mapping scan kill a host or make it hang?

Question asked by Karl Bernard on Dec 11, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2013 by jnelson

Has anyone ever had a host brought down or made to hang by a Qualys mapping scan?? Has anyone done a mapping scan of a network with active medical devices?


We want to do some mapping scans of our user-space IP's to identify embedded devices and our customers are concerned about it possibly bringing down their devices. Some of the devices will likely be in-use medical devices, so this is a legitimate concern.


I can't find any comments or questions on the Qualys Community about it happening, and even searches on nmap doesn't bring up much of anything newer than the mid-2000's concerning port and service discoveries killing anything.




Karl Bernard