The target was Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) version 1.5 installed as a VMWARE host with bridged networking on the same host PC as the vulnerability scanning tools.
The Scanning Process
Both scanners were started with setting on full port scan, with disabled safety of scanning, and all available plugins were activated.
- The Nessus scanner took more then 88 minutes to complete the scan
- The Retina scanner took 38 minutes to complete the scan