OpenVAS

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicensesGPLv2, GPLv2 or later, Multi-license
Programming languageC
Latest release7.0.0 []

Project health

97
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Introduction

OpenVAS is an open source vulnerability scanner that emerged from when Nessus became closed source in October of 2005.

Usage and audience

OpenVAS is commonly used for penetration testing, security assessment, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

Supporting company

This project is maintained by Greenbone Networks

Installation

Supported operating systems

OpenVAS is known to work on Linux.

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