Home page logo

pen-test logo Penetration Testing mailing list archives

nessus which plug'in reports which vulnerability?
From: "cissper" <cissper () yahoo com au>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 13:24:22 +1100

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,

Free trial: Astaro Security Linux -- firewall with Spam/Virus Protection

Protect your network with the comprehensive security solution that
integrates six applications for ease of use and lower TCO.

Firewall - Virus protection - Spam protection - URL blocking - VPN
- Wireless security.

Download 30-day evaluation at:

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]