Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE)

The Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) is a powerful and advanced functionality within Nmap, enabling users to develop custom scripts for automated scanning and extending Nmap's capabilities. These scripts are written in Lua, a fast and potent programming language, allowing for tasks like host discovery, service scanning, and version detection. NSE aids in identifying running services, detecting vulnerabilities, and gathering additional target information. Security professionals can leverage NSE to automate diverse scanning tasks, such as identifying specific services on devices or detecting vulnerabilities across IP address ranges. NSE proves to be an indispensable tool for efficiently scanning networks and pinpointing potential vulnerabilities.