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RE: nessus which plug'in reports which vulnerability?
From: "Harshul Nayak" <harshul.nayak () patni com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 12:02:22 +0530

Hi cissper,
many of the nessus plugins are written using NASL,
and each nessus plugin is assigned a unique nessus id..
when a test is conducted using Nessus , a temporary file get generated in
the "temp" or "/tmp" folder.. u can use it as reference to know which
".nasl" file was called and for which vulnerability ;)
regs
Harshul

-----Original Message-----
From: cissper [mailto:cissper () yahoo com au]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 7:54 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: nessus which plug'in reports which vulnerability?


Hi all

One of my favourite general purpose scanner is nessus for obvious
reasons. However, I do struggle with the interpretation and evaluation
of the results:
After the scan, I use the report function to generate a HTML type
report. The vulnerabilities listed in that report are not associated
with the plug-in's that detected them in the first place. How can I
possible know which plug-in detected which vulnerability? I need to
validate the identified vulnerabilities in order to eliminate false
positives, therefore I would like to know which script was used to
identify a certain vulnerability.

One simple example:
nessus reports that a DNS zone transfer was possible. However, when I
try to manually perform a zone transfer, I am not able to do so!
The conclusion would be a false positive - but - maybe the script is
using a more sophisticated approach and is successful! The next step
would be to look at the plug' in which detected the vulnerability in the
first place - and I don't know which one it is.

Any ideas guys?

Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,
cissper



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