Nessus vulnerability, Computer Network Security

You see two IP addresses. The IP address is the one of Bt4. The IP address has ports 135 and 445 open; which indicates that it is a Windows machine. So the Nmap scan shows that the WinXP system has IP address

Next, I used the Nessus vulnerability scanner to scan WinXP for vulnerabilities. First, I started the Nessus server; by left clicking on its icon and then on the Start Nessus Server box. The Nessus server opened port 8834 and wait for a connection; sometimes it may take the server a couple of minutes to open this port. Then, I started my browser, connected to https://localhost:8834, and provided my username and password. The first time, my system did not recognize the certificate of Nessus and generated a warning message. I ignored it and accepted the certificate. If you use Bt5, check steps 6,7,8,9,10 of Nessus-Bt5 URL; of the Project URL. At the top of the Nessus window there are three tabs: Reports, Scans, Policies. I left-clicked on Policies, and then on +Add. The Add Policy window opened that enables defining a scanning policy. That is, which hosts and ports should be scanned as well as what vulnerabilities checks should be conducted. Nessus provides a lot of flexibility in specifying what Nessus must do. I used the default Nessus policy which is also very effective. So in the Name box, I simply typed Karvelas and in the Description box I typed "WinXP-SP2 Vulnerability Analysis". Then, I clicked on Next at the bottom right corner of the Nessus window. The next screenshot shows the Nessus settings. Note that if you use the Nessus of BT5, then in order to see (and click) Next, you must first expand the VMware Player to occupy all the screen of your host operating system. You can do this by left-clicking on the box at the right corner of the top bar of the VMware player which is located above the date and time.

Posted Date: 4/15/2013 3:20:12 AM | Location : United States

Related Discussions:- Nessus vulnerability, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Nessus vulnerability, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Nessus vulnerability Discussions

Write discussion on Nessus vulnerability
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
All references using actual quotes, paraphrase, or specific arguments, should employ page numbers. The essay is based on the unit content and should engage with the set readings, a

QUESTION: (a) Ethernet has grown in popularity in the recent years and is now used in LANs. Give three reasons for the success behind Ethernet. (b) Ethernet uses the CSMA/CD

Question: a) Differentiate between ‘Gross Settlement' and ‘Multilateral Net Settlement' providing suitable examples where necessary to support your answer. b) Differentia

Question 1: (a) Define Artificial Intelligence. (b) Briefly describe the categories for the definition of Artificial Intelligence. (c) Identify the four basic types of

on LAN,where are IP datagrams transported?

on LAN,where are IP datagrams transported?

IP DATAGRAM Various options can be included to IP header, e.g., source route, record route and timestamp. Header with no function has H. LEN field value 5; data starts immedia

Base lining •    Organizations do not have any contact to each other •    No two organizations are identical to each other •    The best practices are a moving target •    K

Problem : (a) Provide one possible classification of PCA, ART, RBF, and Fuzzy ARTMAP networks. (b) Describe in detail the characteristics of Radial Basis Function Neural Net

Question 1: (a) Explain the operation of the "matchmaker" middle agent. (b) Describe why broker middle agents are more efficient in terms of the time taken for a service to