How to do it...

Using Nexpose we will now perform a basic vulnerability scan:

  1. Open Firefox by clicking on the icon  and browse to https://localhost:3780.
  2. Log in with the credentials you used earlier.
  3. Click on the Assets button on the left and click on CREATE SITE.
  1. Name your site as you wish; in my case, it is Lab:
The Nexpose site creation
  1. Next, click on ASSETS at the top; and add your machines IP addresses into the network; in my case, the Metasploitable VM is and the Windows XP VM is
The Nexpose asset screen
  1. Now, ...

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