Assessing Network Threats and Vulnerabilities using OpenVAS

Practice Labs Module
Time
30 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate

The Assessing Network Threats Using OpenVAS module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises: Configuring and Managing OpenVAS.

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Overview

Introduction

The Assessing Network Threats Using OpenVAS module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Configuring and Managing OpenVAS

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • 3.1 Compare and contrast risk related concepts (Vulnerability scanning)

Exercise 1 - Starting OpenVAS

Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is free software that draws on a database of known vulnerabilities for various types of network devices. The software scans the network and collects information by monitoring various open ports to determine whether a given host is vulnerable to any of the known security threats. Based on the information collected, the vulnerability assessment software suggests solutions to address the detected vulnerabilities.

Exercise 2 - Performing a VA Scan

In this exercise, you will define a new target for vulnerability assessment scanning and run full scan to a Windows 7 device.

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