Analyzing an OpenVAS Vulnerability Scan Report

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, we will be analyzing an exported OpenVAS vulnerability scan report. We’ll take a look at the report’s contents and identified vulnerabilities.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Install Xpdf.
  1. Run the commands sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install -y xpdf.
Download and analyze the OpenVAS vulnerability scan report.
  1. Download the report from here.
  2. Save it in your Downloads directory.
  3. Open the PDF file and review the report and it’s findings. Notice the different types of information in the report:
    • Vulnerability name
    • Severity
    • Ports
    • Summary
    • Impact
    • Resolution

Additional Resources

Your supervisor has asked you to download and review a vulnerability report. The vulnerability scan report can be downloaded from GitHub.

You'll notice it's a PDF report, so you'll need to install Xpdf so you can view the report.

Connecting to the lab:

  1. Use VNC on your computer to connect to the public IP address of the instance on port 5901 (x.x.x.x:5901).
  2. Log in with the username and password generated by the lab.

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