[Pauldotcom] Auto Searching Nessus Plugins
bbj at mayhemiclabs.com
Thu May 3 22:44:08 GMT-5 2012
On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Dan McGinn-Combs <dgcombs at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm putting together an automated reporting tool which pulls discovered
> vulnerability plugin ID's from a database and generates a report of the top,
> say, five. Rather than reporting the Plugin-ID, I'd like to do a quick,
> automated search on the Nessus site and pull down the NAME of the ID. Is
> there any way to do that short of crafting a clever CURL command?
You can use Perl :) -- Script attached
bbj at roscoe:~$ perl nessussearch.pl 55532
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client Installed
bbj at roscoe:~$
I would recommend Paul's approach and have something cached locally
though, no sense in hammering Nessus' servers.
Shouts to byte_bucket post posting his simple command line solution in
the IRC channel to start me down this path.
Ben Jackson - Mayhemic Labs
bbj at mayhemiclabs.com - http://www.mayhemiclabs.com - +1-508-296-0267
"Assume that what is in the power of one man to do, is in the power of another"
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