How To Set up Zenmap on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Set up Zenmap on Ubuntu 22.04.

Zenmap is an official Nmap Security Scanner GUI (graphical user interface). It is a multi-platform, free, and open-source application that gives users a friendly interface. It has advanced features for experienced users. Zenmap has a command creator which lets interactive creation of Nmap command lines. Results of scans can be saved to review later and can be compared with one another (results of scans are stored in a database). It is a cross-platform application available for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

Features of ‘Zenmap’:

  • Zenmap keeps track of scans until deleted
  • Zenmap command profiles make it easy to run the same scan more than once
  • No need for a shell script to do a common scan

How To Set up Zenmap on Ubuntu 22.04

To install Zenmap, you must log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our guide the Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 22.04.

Now you can follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Install Zenmap Dependencies

First, you need to update your local package index with the command below:

sudo apt update

Then, it’s recommended to install Nmap on Ubuntu 22.04. To do this, you can run the command below:

sudo apt install nmap

Zenmap uses Python GTK for creating a graphical user interface. So you need to install it on your server.

Visit this link http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/ and download the latest version of the Python GTK deb package with the wget command:

wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pygtk/python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb

Then, use the command below to install it in Ubuntu 22.04:

sudo apt install ./python-gtk2_2.24.0-5.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb 

When your installation is completed, you can start to install Zenmap on your server.

Install Zenmap on Ubuntu 22.04

The current available Debian package for installation is Zenmap v 7.x. You can visit http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/nmap/ and download the latest version Zenmap deb package with the following command:

wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/nmap/zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb

Now you can use the command below to install Zenmap:

sudo apt install ./zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb

When your Zenmap installation is completed, you can run the Zenmap command as root:

sudo zenmap

From there, you can scan the network by typing the IP address or hostname.

In order for users to confirm the availability of the computer, they have to choose from the drop-down box from a variety of analyzes such as full scan, simple scan, or ping scan.

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Set up Zenmap on Ubuntu 22.04.

Hope you enjoy using it.

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2 COMMENTS
  1. This does not work. I get the following error message:
    eading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Reading state information… Done
    Note, selecting ‘zenmap’ instead of ‘./zenmap_7.60-1ubuntu5_all.deb’
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    zenmap : Depends: python (>= 2.5) but it is not installable or
    python-pysqlite2 but it is not installable
    Depends: python-gobject-2 but it is not installable or
    python-gobject but it is not installable
    Depends: python-gtk2 but it is not installable
    Depends: python:any (= 2.7.5-5~) but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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