Nessus is one of my favorite and one of the best vulnerability scanner that are available for both home and enterprise usage, however OpenVas is a good replica of nessus to perform the same job as a open source vulnerability scanner. Just like I have discussed about OpenVas setup on backtrack 5, on this article I will share you how to setup nessus on your backtrack machine specially on backtrack5.
For this article I will use backtrack5, so start your bt5 and than follow the steps below:
- On the first step you need to register your nessus, on bt5 click on Application–> Backtrack–> Vulnerability assessment –> vulnerability scanner–> Nessus –> nessus register
- You will be on a web page of nessus, you can use the link to do the same thing.
- On the website click on home feed for free or if you want to use nessus at your work than choose work feed.
- After a short registration form you will get an email from nessus with your activation code.
- Open the terminal and type the command below to register your nessus.
/opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch –register YOUR CODE HERE/opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch –register A894-7673-3A9B-768A-6008
- On the second step add user(s) on your nessus, click on Application–> Backtrack–> Vulnerability assessment –> vulnerability scanner–> Nessus –> nessus user add
- Enter the login name, password, if you want to make the user as the admin than follow the procedure, on rules just press enter.
- You are almost done, now this time to start your nessus, click on Application–> Backtrack–> Vulnerability assessment –> vulnerability scanner–> Nessus –> nessus start