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Learning Metasploit Exploitation and Development by Aditya Balapure

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Working with Nessus

Nessus is a proprietary vulnerability scanner, which is available freely for noncommercial usage. It detects vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, default credentials on target systems, and is used in various compliance audits as well.

For starting Nessus in Metasploit, open msfconsole and type load nessus.

Working with Nessus

Let us use the Nessus help command by typing nessus_help.

Working with Nessus

We have a list of various Nessus command-line options. Next we connect to Nessus from our localhost for starting the scans. For connecting to localhost, the command used is ...

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