Script dicom-ping

Script types: portrule
Categories: discovery, default, safe, auth

Script Summary

Attempts to discover DICOM servers (DICOM Service Provider) through a partial C-ECHO request. It also detects if the server allows any called Application Entity Title or not.

The script responds with the message "Called AET check enabled" when the association request is rejected due configuration. This value can be bruteforced.

C-ECHO requests are commonly known as DICOM ping as they are used to test connectivity. Normally, a 'DICOM ping' is formed as follows:

  • Client -> A-ASSOCIATE request -> Server
  • Server -> A-ASSOCIATE ACCEPT/REJECT -> Client
  • Client -> C-ECHO request -> Server
  • Server -> C-ECHO response -> Client
  • Client -> A-RELEASE request -> Server
  • Server -> A-RELEASE response -> Client

For this script we only send the A-ASSOCIATE request and look for the success code in the response as it seems to be a reliable way of detecting DICOM servers.

Script Arguments

dicom.called_aet, dicom.calling_aet

See the documentation for the dicom library.

Example Usage

  • nmap -p4242 --script dicom-ping <target>
  • nmap -sV --script dicom-ping <target>

Script Output

4242/tcp open  dicom   syn-ack
| dicom-ping: 
|   dicom: DICOM Service Provider discovered!
|_  config: Called AET check enabled



  • Paulino Calderon <calderon()>

License: Same as Nmap--See