Metasploit Nessus bridge plugin unleashed – Part 2

The Metasploit Team has release a new plugin, a bridge between Metasploit and Nessus. This new plugin is a collaboration between HD Moore, James Lee, Zate Berg, darkoperator and the Nessus Team. If you follow the PaulDotCompodcast, you know that Paul is a employe of the Nessus team and that darkoperator (aka Carlos Perez) is an official developer of the Metasploit project. A good collaboration between the 2 teams how has uncorked on this new important step in Metasploit.

In the first par of the post serie, we have describe all the generic, user and policy command. In this new post we will describe the plugin, scan, report and “nessus_find_targets” commands.

Plugin Commands

  • Getting a list of plugins by family – nessus_plugin_list :

If you are an admin user or a normal user, by typing this command you will have a list of plugins by family.

Nessus plugins by family
Nessus plugins by family
  • Getting the detail of a family of plugins – nessus_plugin_family :

If you wish to have the detail of a plugin family, just type the following command :

Nessus plugin family detail
Nessus plugin family detail
  • Getting details on a specific plugin of a family – nessus_plugin_details :

To get details on a specific plugin of a family of plugin, you have to precise the plugin file name listed with the previous “nessus_plugin_family” command.

Nessus plugin detail
  • Details of Nessus plugins preferences – nessus_plugin_prefs :

To get details of all Nessus plugins preferences, just type the following command :

nessus_plugin_prefs

Scan Commands

  • Starting a new Nessus scan – nessus_scan_new :

To start a new Nessus scan run the following command :

nessus_scan_new

Where “policy id” is the unique ID of the policy to be used, “scan name” the name of the scan and “targets” the targeted hostnames or IP addresses.

Starting a new Nessus scan
Starting a new Nessus scan
  • List of all current Nessus scans – nessus_scan_status :

To get a list of all current Nessus scans, run the following command :

List of all current Nessus scans
List of all current Nessus scans
  • Pausing a running Nessus scan – nessus_scan_pause :

To pause a running Nessus scan run the following command :

nessus_scan_pause

Where “scan id” is the unique ID of the Nessus scan how is available by the previous command “nessus_scan_status“.

Nessus scan pause
Nessus scan pause

To pause all running Nessus scans, just run the following command :

nessus_scan_pause_all

  • Resuming a paused Nessus scan – nessus_scan_resume :

To resume a Nessus scan run the following command :

nessus_scan_resume

Where “scan id” is the unique ID of the Nessus scan how is available by the command “nessus_scan_status“.

Nessus scan resume
Nessus scan resume

To resume all paused Nessus scans, just run the following command :

nessus_scan_resume_all

  • Stopping a Nessus scan – nessus_scan_stop :

To stop a Nessus scan, run the following command :

nessus_scan_stop

Where “scan id” is the unique ID of the Nessus scan how is available by the command “nessus_scan_status“.

Stopping a Nessus scan
Stopping a Nessus scan

To stop all the Nessus scan, just type the following command :

nessus_scan_stop_all

In the following post we will describe the reports and the “nessus_find_targets” commands.