What information should an IT system analysis provide to the risk assessor?


A.     Management buy-in

B.     Threat statement

C.     Security architecture

D.     Impact analysis


Correct Answer: C




Which security strategy requires using several, varying methods to protect IT systems against attacks?


A.     Defense in depth

B.     Three-way handshake

C.     Covert channels

D.     Exponential backoff algorithm


Correct Answer: A




An IT security engineer notices that the company’s web server is currently being hacked. What should the engineer do next?


A.     Unplug the network connection on the company’s web server.

B.     Determine the origin of the attack and launch a counterattack.

C.     Record as much information as possible from the attack.

D.     Perform a system restart on the company’s web server.


Correct Answer: C




During a penetration test, a tester finds a target that is running MS SQL 2000 with default credentials. The tester assumes that the service is running with Local System account. How can this weakness be exploited to access the system?


A.     Using the Metasploit psexec module setting the SA / Admin credential.

B.     Invoking the stored procedure xp_shell to spawn a Windows command shell.

C.     Invoking the stored procedure cmd_shell to spawn a Windows command shell.

D.     Invoking the stored procedure xp_cmdshell to spawn a Windows command shell.

Correct Answer: D




Which of the following programming languages is most vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks?


A.     Perl

B.     C++

C.     Python

D.     Java


Correct Answer: B




Which property ensures that a hash function will not produce the same hashed value for two different messages?


A.     Collision resistance

B.     Bit length

C.     Key strength

D.     Entropy


Correct Answer: A




From the two screenshots below, which of the following is occurring?


A. is performing an IP scan against, is performing a port scan against

B. is performing an IP scan against, is performing a port scan against

C. is performing an IP scan against, is performing a port scan against

D. is performing an IP scan against, is performing a port scan against


Correct Answer: A







Which of the following can the administrator do to verify that a tape backup can be recovered in its entirety?


A.     Restore a random file.

B.     Perform a full restore.

C.     Read the first 512 bytes of the tape.

D.     Read the last 512 bytes of the tape.


Correct Answer: B




An NMAP scan of a server shows port 69 is open. What risk could this pose?


A.     Unauthenticated access

B.     Weak SSL version

C.     Cleartext login

D.     Web portal data leak


Correct Answer: A




A tester
has been using the msadc.pl attack script to execute arbitrary commands on a Windows NT4 web server. While it is effective, the tester finds it tedious to perform extended functions. On further research, the tester come across a perl script that runs the following

msadc functions:system(“perl msadc.pl -h $host -C “echo open $your >testfile””);




Which exploit is indicated by this script?


A.     A buffer overflow exploit.

B.     A chained exploit.

C.     A SQL injection exploit.

D.     A denial of service exploit.


Correct Answer: B


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