Tool and Usage
OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
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 test, security assessment, or vulnerability scanning. Target users for this tool are pentesters, security professionals, and system administrators.
- + The source code of this software is available
- + Well-known tool
Author and Maintainers
This project is maintained by Greenbone Networks
Support operating systems
OpenVAS is known to work on Linux.
Several alternative tools are available for OpenVAS that might be a good replacement.
Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux and FreeBSD. It is written in Go, agentless, and does a remote login to find any software vulnerabilities.
|Latest release||9 [2017-03-08]|
|License(s)||GPLv2GPLv2 or laterMulti-license|
|Last updated||Oct. 2, 2017|
|OpenVAS project website|