I'm building a Linux OVA on a VM to scan stuff with nmap.
I'm using cron to keep my packages up to date:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get autoremove
It's from my understanding that nmap should be kept up-to-date with this.
However, I've seen this command on different blogs:
This is the documentation from Nmap's website.
This option updates the script database found in scripts/script.db which is used by Nmap to determine the available default scripts and categories. It is only necessary to update the database if you have added or removed NSE scripts from the default scripts directory or if you have changed the categories of any script. This option is generally used by itself: nmap --script-updatedb.
Do I need both?