The "Nessus" Project aims to provide to the Internet community a free, powerful, up-to-date and easy to use remote security scanner.
A security scanner is a software which will audit remotely a given network and determine whether bad guys (aka 'crackers') may break into it, or misuse it in some way.
Unlike many other security scanners, Nessus does not take anything for granted. That is, it will not consider that a given service is running on a fixed port - that is, if you run your web server on port 1234, Nessus will detect it and test its security. It will not make its security tests regarding the version number of the remote services, but will really attempt to exploit the vulnerability.
Nessus is very fast, reliable and has a modular architecture that allows you to fit it to your needs.
Author: Renaud Deraison <deraison [at] cvs [dot] nessus [dot] org>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.
Download: ftp://ftp.nessus.org/pub/nessus/nessus-2.2.9/src/ nessus-libraries-2.2.9.tar.gz
Download: ftp://ftp.nessus.org/pub/nessus/nessus-2.2.9/src/ libnasl-2.2.9.tar.gz
Download: ftp://ftp.nessus.org/pub/nessus/nessus-2.2.9/src/ nessus-core-2.2.9.tar.gz
Download: ftp://ftp.nessus.org/pub/nessus/nessus-2.2.9/src/ nessus-plugins-GPL-2.2.9.tar.gz
Build time (on reference hardware): 80% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 10.65 MB, 2327 files
Dependencies (build time detected): atk bash binutils bison bzip2 cairo cf coreutils diffutils expat findutils flex fontconfig freetype gawk gcc glib glib12 glibc glitz grep gtk+ gtk+12 imake inputproto kbproto libdnet libice libnet libpng libx11 libxau libxcursor libxdmcp libxext libxfixes libxi libxinerama libxrandr libxrender linux-header m4 make net-tools openssl pango pkgconfig renderproto sed sysfiles tar xproto zlib
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).