Vulnerability scanner

Kali Linux comes with OpenVAS as the vulnerability scanner by default. As a penetration tester, we can't rely only on one tool; we have to use several tools to give us a more thorough and complete picture of the target environment.

As an additional vulnerability scanner, we will briefly describe the NeXpose Vulnerability Scanner Community Edition from Rapid7.

NeXpose Community Edition

NeXpose Vulnerability Scanner Community Edition (NeXpose CE) is a free vulnerability scanner from Rapid7 that scans devices for vulnerabilities. It can also be integrated with the Metasploit exploit framework.

Following are several of the NeXpose Community Edition features:

  • Vulnerability scanning for up to 32 IP addresses
  • Regular vulnerability database ...

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