View Full Version : [HowTo] Installation procedure of OpenVAS on Kali Linux 2022.1

2022-04-08, 18:48

Start the service for the gvm module (Greenbone Vulnerability Management)

To do this, open a terminal window:

sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start

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In a terminal window:

sudo apt install --install-recommends gvm -y

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Once the installation is complete, let's go to the setup check:

sudo gvm-check-setup

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Once the setup is complete you will have this type of output:

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To avoid a "FIX" error message on next boot:

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To do this, simply start the redis-server service:

sudo systemctl start redis-server@openvas.service

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Enable this same service on every boot:

sudo systemctl enable redis-server@openvas.service

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Perform a final check of the setup which will tell us that the installation is ok:

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Then let's add a "kali" user and his password: (by default but both need to be changed)

sudo runuser -u _gvm -- gvmd --create-user=kali --password=kali

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Once the installation is complete, let's go to the management console.

To do this, open a web window and enter the following address:

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Press ?Advanced? to accept the self-signed certificate despite the alert:

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Fill in the identifiers created previously:

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And here you are in the dashboard:

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If any time after a restart of your Kali Linux OpenVAS does not start, redo
a setup check:

sudo gvm-check-setup

Fred Sheehan
2022-07-28, 19:47
Good Post! :D

2022-12-04, 11:31

that installation procedure is great.
I followed all the steps, but during the gvm-check-setup it stopped after Checkpoint 5 and gives me the output ERROR: No users found. You need to create at least one user to log in. To FIX the following was done sudo runuser -u _gvm -- gvmd --create-user=<name> --password=<password>. Unfortunately the user was not created.
Therefor I could not proceed. Has anyone an idea what could be the background that I'm not able to create a user and how to fix that issue.

Thanks in advance.

Fred Sheehan
2023-01-23, 01:25
They missed the last bit of creating the user, adding them to the admin group;

sudo -u _gvm gvmd --create-user=fred --password=pwd --role=Admin

and I typically remove the default account that was created at install;

sudo -u _gvm gvmd --delete-user=admin --inheritor=fred