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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Nessus – finding network vulnerabilities

Nessus allows us to attack a wide range of vulnerabilities depending on our feed, and we will confine our list of assessing the vulnerabilities of our target to those specific to the type of information we seek to gain from the assessment. In this recipe, we will configure Nessus to find network vulnerabilities on our targets. These are vulnerabilities specific to the machines or protocols on our network.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will need a virtual machine(s) to test against:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Metasploitable 2
  • A network firewall or router
  • Any other flavor of Linux

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of finding network vulnerabilities with Nessus by opening the Mozilla Firefox web

  1. essus at ...

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