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Introduction to OpenVAS. Open Source Vulnerability Scanner

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