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Kali Linux Network Scanning Cookbook by Justin Hutchens

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Nessuscmd vulnerability scanning with MSF exploitation

While stringing together NSE scripts and Metasploit exploits can be easily done, the number of vulnerabilities that can be tested by NSE scripts is significantly less than the number of vulnerabilities that can be evaluated by dedicated vulnerability scanners such as Nessus. Fortunately, Nessus has a command-line utility called Nessuscmd that can also be easily accessed within bash. This recipe will demonstrate how to combine a targeted Nessus vulnerability scan with automatic MSF exploitation to validate the finding.

Getting ready

To use the script demonstrated in this recipe, you will need to have access to a system that is running a vulnerable service that can be identified using Nessus and ...

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