Sunday, July 24, 2011

HOWTO : Register to OSVDB and Nessus on Back|Track 5


Go to to register your account and you will receive an email to activate your account.

After the activation your account, you can login to OSVDB. Go to "Account" -- "API" to copy the API code.

Open a terminal, issue the following command :

nano /pentest/enumeration/web/cms-explorer/osvdb.key

Copy the API code onto the osvdb.key file.

PART II : Nessus

Go to and select "Using Nessus at Home?" to register.

You will receive an email. Follows the instruction on the email to open a terminal and issue the command :

/opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

To create a user :


** You can leave the rule field empty.

Start the Nessus from the menu of Back|Track 5, "BackTrack" -- "Vulnerability Assessment" -- "Vulnerability Scanners" -- "Nessus" -- "nessus start".

Or, just issue the following command :

/etc/init.d/nessusd start

After that, go to https://localhost:8834/

That's all! See you.