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Sagar RahalkarQuick Start Guide to Penetration Testinghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4270-4_2

2. OpenVAS

Sagar Rahalkar1 
Pune, Maharashtra, India
In the previous chapter, you learned about NMAP and its capabilities. In this chapter, you’ll learn about how OpenVAS can be used to perform vulnerability assessments. Specifically, this chapter covers the following:
  • Introduction to OpenVAS

  • Setting up OpenVAS

  • Importing NMAP results into OpenVAS

  • Vulnerability scanning

  • Reporting


The purpose of OpenVAS is limited to vulnerability scanning, unlike NMAP and Metasploit, which are capable of doing many more things. From this perspective, all the essential OpenVAS tasks are covered in this chapter. This will prepare you for the integration ...

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