OpenVAS is an alternative to the Nessus scanner.
Step 1 – Download the Plugins for OpenVAS
Applications > Kali > Vulnerability Analysis
OpenVAS > OpenVAS Setup
OpenVAS will now download all the plugins required (a few minutes)
The default user id is admin.
Enter a password.
Step 2 – Iceweasel Local Host – Port 9392
I Understand the risks
Confirm Security Exception
If you can’t connect under local host, then go
Edit > Preferences
Look for the OpenVAS self signed certificate and delete it. Then go through adding the exception for Openvas 9392.
Step 3 – OpenVAS Login Box
Password (whatever you entered during setup)
OpenVAS Security Assistant screen (Hermione Granger wizard appears)
Step 4 – Update your Vulnerability Database Feeds
Administration > NVT Feed > Synchronise with Feed Now
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