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Re: What can a Remote Vulnerability Scanner do in Future?
From: Tim Nelson <security () webalive biz>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2006 10:16:22 +1100 (EST)
On Mon, 6 Feb 2006, Alice Bryson wrote:
Eeye scanner could not do remote local check too. So I am consider
what can Remote Vulnerability Scanner do? Will this thing disappear in
Scan for remote vulnerabilities. Scanning for local
vulnerabilities can obviously only be done locally.
Basically you need to have a remote access method before you can
do anything remotely. It might be useful to get a windows version of sshd
or cfengine. Another possibility would be to make the local scanner
executable available on the network, and then have each machine
individually download it and run it locally.
Basically, to check for local vulnerabilities, you need:
1. A deployment process (hopefully simple)
2. An execution process
This is exactly what cfengine was designed to solve in the Unix
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