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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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Installation and configuration of OpenVAS

Since the default Kali Linux media does not include OpenVAS with the initial installation, we will need to perform a full, fresh installation. This is done from the console or over a remote connection.

OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability management platform that was created as a fork of the venerable Nessus platform when Tenable Network Security moved Nessus to a closed source (initially named GNessUs). Over time, the OpenVAS framework became part of the Greenbone Network's commercial vulnerability management solution. Greenbone continues to contribute to OpenVAS, ensuring that it stays up to date and relevant.

Considering that OpenVAS is accessible through a web browser as well as the command ...

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