Openvas – The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.

The actual security scanner is accompanied with a daily updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 35,000 in total (as of April 2014).

All OpenVAS products are Free Software. Most components are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

 OpenVAS-7-Structure Openvas



OpenVas Initial Setup

cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo openvas-initial-setup 
Setting up openvas scanner
/usr/local/var/lib/openvas/private/CA created
/usr/local/var/lib/openvas/CA created

			Creation of the OpenVAS SSL Certificate

This script will now ask you the relevant information to create the SSL certificate of OpenVAS.
Note that this information will *NOT* be sent to anybody (everything stays local), but anyone with the ability to connect to your OpenVAS daemon will be able to retrieve this information.

CA certificate life time in days [1460]:

OpenVas Check Setup

cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo openvas-check-setup
openvas-check-setup 2.2.6
  Test completeness and readiness of OpenVAS-7
  (add '--v4', '--v5', '--v6' or '--v8'
   if you want to check for another OpenVAS version)

  Please report us any non-detected problems and
  help us to improve this check routine:

  Send us the log-file (/tmp/openvas-check-setup.log) to help analyze the problem.

  Use the parameter --server to skip checks for client tools
  like GSD and OpenVAS-CLI.

Step 1: Checking OpenVAS Scanner ... 
        OK: OpenVAS Scanner is present in version 4.0.1.

OpenVas Add User

cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo openvas-create-user 
Creating Admin user & Client certificate
User created with password 'e5675729-4606-489f-96e4-5a4b5c9158a2'.

OpenVas Feed Update

cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo openvas-feed-update 
Updating OpenVas Feeds
[i] This script synchronizes an NVT collection with the 'OpenVAS NVT Feed'.
[i] The 'OpenVAS NVT Feed' is provided by 'The OpenVAS Project'.
[i] Online information about this feed: ''.
[i] NVT dir: /usr/local/var/lib/openvas/plugins

OpenVas Start

cyborg@cyborg:~$ sudo openvas-start
Rebuilding NVT cache...

OpenVas Web Interface

Go to Cyborg >Vulnerability Assessment > Network > OpenVAS > Openvas Web Interface

openvas Openvas



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