Dec 102011
 

If you want to use the packages from Openvas on backtrack, these are the pinnings you will need to use to keep the backtrack versions from over-writing the openvas built versions.

Package: *
Pin: release n=revolution
Pin-Priority: -10
 
Package: *
Pin: origin download.opensuse.org
Pin-Priority: 900

Jul 102011
 

So like most people who do pentesting, I am always strapped for time and always have way too many things on my plate.  So, what I have done over the years is try to automate the things I do on a regular basis.  This allows me to repeat the results consistently.  It also allows me to run a consistent pentest weekly, monthly, or however often I need to schedule them to be done.

I will go ahead and tell you now, these tests are extremely noisy.  They generate a lot of traffic, and I don’t try to slide under any IDS’s or anything else.  Why?  Because I am authorized to conduct these penetration tests.

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May 182011
 
openvas gsd interface

So backtrack 5 still using the older openvas-2 series and I actually like the newer version.  So here are the instructions on getting the latest version installed. This will install these versions: openvas libraries 4.0.5-1; openvas scanner 3.2.4-1; openvas client 3.0; openvas manager 2.0.4-1; openvas admin 1.1.1-1; gsa 2.0.1-1; gsd 1.2.0-1; openvas cli 1.1.2-1 as packaged by the opensuse build service.

 

NOTE: June 23, 2011 — if the version numbers have changed, you can browse the repository address and update this document accordingly.  Also, yes, this does work on my bt5 install on three different systems.  I am installing on a 4th system now and will update the steps because I think I may have left 1 or 2 out.

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