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Nessus - Advanced Web Application Scanning

In my previous post I have described how to create Nessus policy for basic web application scanning. This time I'll show you how to create an advanced web application scanning for Nessus.

General Tab:
This should be the same as the basic web application scanning policy.



Plugins Tab:
  • CGI abuses
  • CGI abuses XSS
  • General
  • Setting
  • Databases
  • Web servers
 Add two additional plugins on top of the list: FTP and Gain a shell remotely.


Preferences Tab:

Global Variable Settings
Tick the following check box:


Web Application Test Settings:
Tick all the check boxes.



Login Configurations:
Put in the HTTP account and password field. Just use a common username and password.



HTTP Login Page:


Click submit and you're ready to go.

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