OpenVAS (OpenSource Vulnerability Assessment Scanner) is a GPL fork of the Nessus security scanner currently controlled by Tenable Network Security.

OpenVAS provides a totally open licensed, freely distributable scanning engine as well as a complete library of plugins and tests which will scan for particular vulnerabilities. Starting from Nessus version 2.2.5 which was released under a GPL license OpenVAS will continue to develop and refine the underlying engine as well as expand the plugin script library and functionality.

Project Liaisons

Tim Brown, Sean Baumann and Robert Berkowitz


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