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Kali Linux Intrusion and Exploitation Cookbook by Ishan Girdhar, Dhruv Shah

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Vulnerability assessment with OpenVAS framework

We have seen how manual vulnerability assessment testing takes place with the help of metasploit, nmap scripts. We will now look at how to use an automated scanner. OpenVAS is a framework consisting of several services and tools with comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning capabilities. OpenVAS is a part of the Kali Linux OS. It is available for download at http://www.openvas.org/ , and it is open source software. In this recipe, we will learn how to set up the OpenVAS. We will install, update, and start using the services. Here is the architecture to understand how the scanner operates:

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Find more information on OpenVAS at http://www.openvas.org/ .

Getting ready

First, we will have ...

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