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

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OpenVAS – finding Windows-specific vulnerabilities

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. Go to Configuration | Scan Configs:
    How to do it...
  3. Enter the name of the scan. For this recipe, we will use Windows Vulnerabilities.
  4. For the base, select the

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