I'm looking for an open source vulnerability scanner that I could install on one of my machines and point to all my others. Ideally, I'd be able to configure a nightly scan where all of my other nodes are scanned and a composite report for each of them is served up.
I've been looking into OpenVAS and it looks like it might do exactly what I need. Has anybody ever used this before? Does anybody have any other recommendations? I'm only skeptical because the User Manual is virtually non-existent and I'd hate to invest a whole of time downloading and installing a software whose project is more or less extinct. Thanks for any feedback/suggestions!