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Old 12-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Open Vulnerability Assessment System

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OpenVAS stands for Open Vulnerability Assessment System and is a complete tool for network security scanning including a graphical user front-end. I is used to detect security problems in remote systems and applications. The OpenVAS development team consists of various interested parties from academia and commercial entities as well as individuals. Please notice that there are currently two different series available for download: the stable 1.0 series and the upcoming 2.0 series. The OpenVAS developers recently have announced the release of the 2.0-rc1 versions of openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl, openvas-server and openvas-client. In this step by step workshop we’ll describe how to compile, install and use OpenVAS 2.0 on a Mandriva 2009 server and client.

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Here's a news update from the openvas website.

April 9th, 2009 - OpenVAS now beyond 10000 Network Vulnerability Tests

Passing the 10000th Network Vulnerability Test (NVT) is a perfect occasion to report about the progress of the OpenVAS project[1].

In October 2008 the systematic development of new NVTs started with a base of around 5800 Tests. With the release of OpenVAS 2.0 in December 2008, the development was boosted and has now reached an average of 10 code updates per day. The public OpenVAS NVT Feed Service delivers 3-10 new vulnerability tests every day.
It is a great tool and keeps getting better. Well done guys.


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