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.

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