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Kali Linux 2: Windows Penetration Testing by Bo Weaver, Wolf Halton

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A return to OpenVAS

In Chapter 1, Sharpening the Saw we set up OpenVAS for vulnerability scanning. Nmap does a great job of reporting ports and services but lacks the ability to scan for vulnerabilities. OpenVAS will find the vulnerabilities and produce a report of the systems. OpenVAS updates their vulnerability list weekly so it is best to update OpenVAS before running a scan. To do this on Kali, run the following commands from the terminal window:

root@kalibook : ~ #  OpenVAS-nvt-sync

This will run the vulnerability updates for OpenVAS. The first time you run it you will see the information in the following screenshot asking to migrate to using Rsync to update the vulnerabilities. Enter y and hit the Enter key. The update will start. The first ...

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