Vulnerability scanning has always played a vital part to strengthen the security of the server at which your useful sites are hosted. It can also be used to scan the security of the computer which is connected to the internet. It basically scans the open ports and then checks for the vulnerabilities present in the services running on those ports.It is always useful for a server admin or else of any system to be aware of the weak points of the server security so that he may make it a hack proof system. That's why I decided to post a tutorial on this site to help you all scan for the weakness in accordance with the latest increasing available exploits.I suggest using backtrack as every thing is already cooked up there. In any other Linux you may have to install all the packages first.
Installing Nessus in Linux:-
Download the Nessus from the official site. Run the following commands under the terminal, If it's present in Downloads:-
cd /root/Downloads (replace root with the username using which you have logged in)dpkg -i Nessus-4.4.1-ubuntu1010_i386.deb
Note:- "Nessus-4.4.1-ubuntu1010_i386.deb" is the name of downloaded .deb file. It depends on your version and name of the downloaded nessus version.
If you want it to be installed on any other system then kindly read this official PDF file to get further information. Download Nessus Installation Guide Darksite link
Registering and Setting up Nessus:-
Lets start this part.
/opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx
So, press enter, wait for nessus to fetch newest plugins to scan vulnerabilities and after that your nessus is registered and is ready to be used. Close the terminal.
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