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

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OpenVAS – finding network vulnerabilities

In this recipe, we will use OpenVAS to scan for network vulnerabilities. These are vulnerabilities specific to devices on our targeted network.

Getting ready

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

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Metasploitable 2.0
  • Any other flavor of Linux

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of finding network 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, we will use Network Vulnerabilities.
  4. For the base, select ...

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