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Kali Linux Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie L. Pritchett

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OpenVAS – finding local 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 local vulnerabilities on our target. These are vulnerabilities specific to our local machine.

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of finding local 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. Go to Configuration | Scan Configs:
    How to do it...
  3. Enter the name of the scan. For this recipe, ...

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