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Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook - Third Edition by Monika Agarwal, Abhinav Singh, Daniel Teixeira

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How to do it...

  1. First, we will launch msfconsole and load the nessus plugin:
msf > load nessus [*] Nessus Bridge for Metasploit[*] Type nessus_help for a command listing[*] Successfully loaded plugin: Nessusmsf > 
  1. By running the nessus_help command, we can display all the available commands:
msf > nessus_help Command                     Help Text-------                     ---------Generic                     Commands -----------------           -----------------nessus_connect              Connect to a Nessus servernessus_logout               Logout from the Nessus servernessus_login                Login into the connected Nesssus server with a different username and passwordnessus_save                 Save credentials of the logged in user ...Scan                        Commands -----------------           -----------------nessus_scan_list            List of all current Nessus scansnessus_scan_new Create ...

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