Node properties

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Node properties in your Dradis project

Node properties are slightly different from the Note controls. While new Notes are created for each plugin upload, there is only one set of properties per Node. Using Node properties can allow you to add Host details from more than one plugin.

To view the Node properties, simply navigate to any Node in your project.

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Click Edit to see how the Node properties are formatted differently than other information in Dradis.

Pay attention to the difference in field name capitalization here. This will be important when you go to use the Node properties in your report.

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Example: Using Node properties in your report

In order to export the Node properties into your report template, you need to use a content control with the same name of the property as viewed when you click on Edit.

For example, use hostname and not Hostname and make sure it's wrapped in a Node content control:

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Example: Services Tables

The services tables are a bit different as the data exports as a table, not a text string.

The services tables are auto-magically created when you upload the output of various tools into your project (e.g. Nmap, Qualys, Nessus, etc). The Services table (with Protocol, Port, State, Product, Reason, Name, and Version columns) will export into your report template as a table.

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If two tools find the same port on the same Node, the services table will be de-duplicated, and any unique/extra data will appear in the Services Extras section below.

To pull the services table into your report, just add a ServicesTable content control to your report and make sure it's wrapped in a Node content control:

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The sample services table shown above will export into the Word report template like:

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Note: to automatically apply styling to your services tables, try updating the default table style in your report template.

Don't worry if your report template is using an old services (case sensitive!) content control. That will continue to work moving forward!

Example: Services Entries

The Services tables described in more detail above have many columns. What if you just want to export just a subset of the table, for example the Port and Protocol data and not have the output inside of a table? The ServicesEntries content control is just what you're looking for.

To pull just a subset of the Services table into your report, first add content controls with the name of the column you want to export. To check the column names, you can edit the Node properties to see the source of the Services table like:

"services": [
      "port": 21,
      "protocol": "tcp",
      "state": "open",
      "name": "ftp?",
      "x_nessus": "The service closed the connection without sending any data.\nIt might be protected by some sort of TCP wrapper."

For example, use port and not Port as the capitalization matters.

Then, make sure to wrap the section with a ServicesEntries content control:

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The sample services table shown above will export into the Word report template like:

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Node properties cheatsheet

Not all plugins define Node properties at this time. The table below outlines which plugins define Node properties and which properties they define.

Plugin Defines Node Properties Defined
Acunetix Short Name, Start URL, Start Time, Finish Time, Scan Time, Aborted, Responsive, Banner, OS, Web Server, Technologies
Burp Hostname
Metasploit Hostname, IP, Operating System, MAC Address, Services Table
Nessus Hostname, IP, FQDN, Operating System, MAC Address, NetBIOS Name, Scan Start Time, Scan Stop Time, Services Table
NeXpose Hostname, IP, OS, Risk Score
Nikto Hostname, IP, Operating System
Nipper Device Name, Device Type, OS Version
Nmap Hostname, IP, Operating System, Services Table
Qualys Hostname, IP, Operating System
Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

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