Using Nessus in Kali Linux / Backtrack To Scan For Vulnerabilities | How To
Read my Post on Setting up on Nessus, if you haven’t got it set up yet.
After logging into Nessus, go to
‘Scans’ -> ‘Create new scan’
Here, give a name to the scan (I usually use current Date).
Run now (or schedule scan for later).
Type of scan -> Select
Internal network scan for local scan
Give it a host address (
192.168.0.10) or a host-range (
192.168.0.1/24) or a host list file.
Go ahead and
initiate the scan and wait while it populates the vulnerabilities present in scanned hosts.
It can give you a
hosts summary in this manner:
Or, you can arrange the vulnerabilities by decreasing priority:
After the Scan, move to the ‘Results’ Page:
You also ‘Export’ the result in various formats like
Logout of Nessus after you are done.