Nexpose Vulnerability Scanner Tutorial- Linux Backtrack

Nessus is one of the best vulnerability scanner and vulnerability management but if you are open source lover than you can choose OpenVAS (a vulnerability scanner), Nessus and openVAS are not only a player in vulnerability scanning and management there is another tool for vulnerability scanning called Nexpose. Although Nessus and OpenVAS are available on backtrack 5 and can be integrate with metasploit for the best result, but in some cases we need more results so it is possible to use maximum vulnerability scanning tool in the process of penetration testing and ethical hacking.

After different tutorial of Nessus and Metasploit in backtrack machine we have decided to share something about nexpose, however I have used Nessus for a year but now decided to test Nexpose because of Rapid7. Nexpose vs Nessus is totally another topic that we will discuss here but in my views Nexpose and nessus approximately provide the same result but it is good to use different tool.

What Is Nexp0se?

Rapid7 Nexpose, which received the highest rating of “Strong Positive” in Gartner’s Marketscope for Vulnerability Assessment 2011, supports the entire vulnerability management lifecycle, including discovery, detection, verification, risk classification, impact analysis, reporting and mitigation.
There are different version of Nexp0se are available like Nexp0se enterprise, Nexpose consultant and others. Nexp0se community is a free edition for home and small business.

Download Free Nexp0se

Download a copy of Nexpose that highly suite your operating system. Nexpose installation manual can also be find on the same link.

How to Install Nexp0se on Linux?

This tutorial is for Linux operating system, in this tutorial I will show you how to install Nexp0se in backtrack 5, however if you are using another Linux distribution like Ubuntu, Gnacktrack, Backbox, Blackbuntu and other you can follow the same tutorial to get Nexp0se on your computer.

Nexpose requires some dependencies on the terminal type.
[email protected]:~# dpkg -i libstdc++5_3.3.6-20_i386.deb

After that locate the directory where you have downloaded Nexpose and on the terminal type.

[email protected]:~/Downloads# sh NeXposeSetup-Linux32.bin

On the next tutorial on Nexpose we will show you how to integrate Nexpose on Metasploit or how to use Nexpose in metasploit.

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