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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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OpenVAS – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities

OpenVAS allows us to attack a wide range of vulnerabilities, 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 use OpenVAS to scan for Windows vulnerabilities. These are vulnerabilities specific to Windows machines operating on our targeted network.

Getting ready

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

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities with OpenVAS by opening the Mozilla Firefox web browser:

  1. Go to http://127.0.0.1:9392 and log in to OpenVAS.
  2. Select Configuration | ...

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