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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Second Edition by Abhinav Singh, Monika Agarwal

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Working with OpenVAS – a vulnerability scanner

OpenVAS stands for Open Vulnerability Assessment System, and is the most widespread open source solution for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management.

OpenVAS is the scan engine used and supported as part of the Greenbone Security Solutions. The Greenbone development team has contributed significantly to the enhancement of OpenVAS since 2005.

Getting ready

It can be found by tracing the path BackTrack | Vulnerability Assessment | Network Assessment | Vulnerability Scanners | OpenVAS. It will be better to download the latest version of OpenVAS setup:

Getting ready

How to do it...

In this recipe, we will perform ...

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