Scanning vulnerable Linux distributions with Nessus

Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 7:31 AM EST

A challenge for many penetration testers is to find a vulnerable system they can use to test their penetration testing skills and tools before they use them against paying clients. I recently found a distribution called "Hackerdemia", a Slax-based Linux distribution containing several vulnerabilities, including un-patched software, mis-configured services, default passwords and a few other surprises. My goal was to bring up the distribution in a virtual machine, assign it an IP address using host-only mode and scan it using Nessus.

At the Tenable blog.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 45 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Learn about personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy, security and compliance, delivering digital security to a mobile world, and much more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Thu, Mar 5th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //