Chapter 6. Automating the Creation of NASLs

In This Toolbox

Nessus’ most powerful feature is that it enables users to write custom plugins. At first glance, writing your own plugin seems to be an intimidating job, requiring deep knowledge in security and networking. This chapter’s goal is to present several tools to automate and simplify plugin creation. First, we will examine the similarities among plugins from the same family with the goal of creating templates that can be used for more than one plugin. Second, we will discuss the more general approach to plugin creation using ...

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