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Re: What can a Remote Vulnerability Scanner do in Future?
From: "Aaron" <microchp () microchp org>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 14:01:46 -0800
Nessus can do local checks on windows/unix from remote.
Dont let the good looking web site scare you either. It
is still free afaik.
On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 10:16:22 +1100 (EST)
Tim Nelson <security () webalive biz> wrote:
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
1. A deployment process (hopefully simple)
2. An execution process
This is exactly what cfengine was designed to solve in
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