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OpenVAS (previously GNessUs) is a GPL fork of the Nessus security scanner

OpenVAS (previously GNessUs) is a fork of the Nessus security scanner to ensure continued development of the project as free and open source. The fork is based on the current Nessus 2.2.5 packages from GNU/Debian.

"IRC [] " IRC Help channel

"IRC [] " IRC development channel


Download version 5.0.7 (stable)
released on 6 September 2016

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License:GPLv2orlaterTed Teah26 May 2005

Leaders and contributors

Tim Brown Maintainer
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 January 2017.


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