Vulnerability Scanner Set-Up and Configuration Part 4 Lab

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Time
10 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
11
Video Transcription
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>> Hey everyone, welcome back to the course.
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In the last lab video,
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what we did is we went ahead and logged into Kali Linux.
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We ran the nano command, create a file,
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put some IP addresses in that file.
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We then save the file.
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We run a command to launch OpenVAS.
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Basically pseudo openVos stash start.
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Then from there we came to the green bone page.
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And again, if it didn't launch for you,
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make sure you just launch Firefox and go to
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the URL that's provided in the step-by-step guide,
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as well as the instructions on
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the right side of the screen here.
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Once we logged into green bone,
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That's where we stopped the last video
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and now we're going to pick things back up
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with setting up some of
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the configuration as well as
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actually running our OpenVAS scan.
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Let's go ahead and do that now
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the first thing we're going to do is hover
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our mouse over topic configuration
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and then select ''Targets''.
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Once we get to the target screen,
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we're going to select this little icon
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that's blue with a little star
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in the center on the left side
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here. Let's go ahead and select that.
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That's how we can select our new target for the name,
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I'm going to name this as corporate devices.
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Honestly, if you're doing this lab,
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you can name it whatever you choose to.
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But for simplicity's sake,
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I'm going to name it corporate devices.
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In the common area I'm going to put these devices,
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these are devices on
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the network just so I can leave a comment and like,
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wait, why am I scanning this?
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What is this stuff I'm scanning here?
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Again, you can find all this in a step-by-step guide.
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The next thing we're going to do
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is under the host section,
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I'm going to select the from
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file option and basically
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browse to the file that I had created.
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You see here it's selected as manual.
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I'm going to select the "File" option and
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then just browse to my file that I created before.
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All you have to do, your
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should save to the same location,
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at least it should have just go to
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the student folder on the left side and find
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the scanning target list option and
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then just select the ''Open'' button here.
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Alright, so that's basically going to force it to use
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that listing of IP addresses that we had set before.
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Then finally, we're just going to click this
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''Create'' button at the bottom.
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Can take a few seconds or so to create that for us.
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Next one we're going to do is
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we're going to go back up at the top.
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We're going to go to scans this time.
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We're going to select the "Task" option.
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So that second option down there,
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similar as what we had done before.
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Let's just X out of that little pop-up you get there.
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We're going to use this same icon
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here to select a new task.
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Now we're going to name our scan.
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We're going to be running
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a scan now we're just going to name it.
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I'm going to call this one corporate scan.
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Then in the comments section here,
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I'm just going to put scanning corporate assets.
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Down here under the scan config option,
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just make sure it's selected a full and fast.
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It should be by default, but that's what we
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want to keep it as.
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Then also the scan targets.
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Again by default it
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should select the appropriate one but makes sure
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it's corporate devices or whatever else you
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had named your targets.
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Then we'll select the "Create" button.
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You'll notice that we've got our scan created here.
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All we have to do to actually run
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it and select this little ''Play'' button.
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So this little green button
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with a white arrow in the center,
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that's going to go ahead and start the scan for us.
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Alright, so once the scan is complete and again,
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it might take a few minutes to
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run about five minutes or so.
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You'll see a list of the vulnerabilities to
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look at these a little further or just select it.
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It's going to give you some basic information
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about that particular vulnerability.
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What did it actually find?
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What does this mean? Then you can just go Google
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to learn a little more about
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those particular vulnerabilities.
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In this video, we just went ahead and
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wrapped up our lab on using OpenVAS.
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We just ran a simple scan after
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we set some configurations on the particular file,
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we wanted to scan the IP addresses
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as well as naming our scan.
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In the next set of labs,
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what you're going to notice, as I mentioned before,
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is that I just gave a high-level overview of what the lab
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is about and you'll need to
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walk through those labs on your own.
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Again, there's a step-by-step guide
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for those labs in the resource section of the course,
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as well as there are instructions on the right side,
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very important for those labs as well.
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Make sure that you check those boxes on the right side of
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the lab to actually get full credit for the lab.
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