Using Vuls Vulnerability Scanner For Linux

Vuls is a vulnerability scanner for Linux, agentless and written in golang.

Vuls downloads NVD(National Vulnerability Database) and inserts into a sqlite database. Vuls has built in CVE dictionary for this sqlite file.

Second step you should prepare ssh key based authorization between server and scan target. Because vuls is an insider scanner. Logic behind the vuls system is searching for unattended upgrades thus getting unsecure packages by this way.

Imho this could be problematic at some distros. Likewise debian team likes to patch some vulnerabilities in prior versions of packages. I think there could be many false positives.

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