Apr 122013
 

Article by Dan Nanni first published on xmodulo.com

As a system administrator, Linux security technician or system auditor, your responsibility can involve any combination of these: software patch management, malware scanning, file integrity checks, security audit, configuration error checking, etc. If there is an automatic vulnerability scanning tool, it can save you a lot of time checking up on common security issues.

One such vulnerability scanner on Linux is lynis. This tool is actually supported on multiple platforms including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Mac OS and Ubuntu.

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May 212012
 

I thank Maurizio Pagani for allowing me to publish and translate his interesting presentation, published on http://babel.it.

OpenVAS is a framework that includes services and tools for scanning and the complete managment of vulnerability.
A vulnerability scanner is a tool that allows you to scan a target system (IP/HOSTNAME) based on a range of ports and a set of policies. The tool is supported by a database that is used from the vulnerability scanner to analyze possible problems whenever you find a listening service. The tool that scans receives daily updates from the database Network Vulnerability Tests “NVTs”.
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