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Thread: OpenVAS in 2016.1

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    OpenVAS in 2016.1

    Steps for using OpenVAS in Kali 2:
    1. Run "openvas initial setup" from the menu
    2. Note the admin password
    3. Run "openvas start" from the menu
    4. Log in to Greenbone

    Steps for using OpenVAS in Kali 2016.1:
    1. Discover the openvas metapackage in apt
    2. apt-get install openvas
    3. Run "openvas ini..." from the menu (truncated)
    4. Script hangs after "NVT... done" with 100% cpu
    5. Kill the script the next day when it's still hung
    6. Run the init script again, completes successfully but does not yield an admin password
    7. Run one of the "openvas st..." menu items (you have to guess which one is start) (do I actually need to do this or maybe Greenbone does it automatically?)
    8. Open a browser
    9. Poke around the Internet for the Greenbone default URL
    10. Presented with login dialog, don't know password
    11. Google tells me how to resent the admin password
    12. Reset the admin password
    13. Log in

    Has support for OpenVAS in Kali been intentionally reduced in 2016.1? (I'm not suggesting that all the problems I encountered were deliberately introduced just to spite me , but removing it from the default install was presumably done for a reason.)
    Last edited by vold; 2016-02-11 at 12:14.

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    I've been using OpenVAS in Kali Rolling...haven't noticed any problems as of yet. Did you upgrade to Kali Rolling, or install fresh?

    It was last year, but I got OpenVAS working by following the directions at http://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how...y-kali-0154634

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    Fresh install. I assume that if you had it working previously the upgrade wouldn't have broken it.

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    Yeah, that makes sense. I upgraded my main box to Kali Rolling...didn't affect the install of OpenVAS.

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    @vold
    just few days ago I normally setup and start openvas in fresh install of Kali2016 w/o any problems
    only those first steps in your post, but I need to install (apt-get) some fix from openvas report.
    all others was ok, but update of nvt and other stuff takes two hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by duxim View Post
    just few days ago I normally setup and start openvas in fresh install of Kali2016 w/o any problems
    only those first steps in your post, but I need to install (apt-get) some fix from openvas report.
    So openvas was installed for you out-of-the-box? Which fix did you need?

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    I for some reason cant even get OpenVAS with Kali 2016. I try and do apt-get install openvas-install and I get this

    root@Linux:~# apt-get install openvas-install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package openvas-install

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    I just did apt-get install openvas

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    root@Linux:~# apt-get install openvas
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package openvas

    root@Linux:~# sudo apt-get install openvas
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package openvas
    root@Linux:~#

    Quote Originally Posted by nexusnexus View Post
    I just did apt-get install openvas

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnC View Post
    root@Linux:~# apt-get install openvas
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package openvas
    Looks like your /etc/apt/sources.list is wrong or missing. Make sure you have the right repositories according to your kali version.

    More information here: http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kal...t-repositories

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    Still no answer as to why it is no longer installed by default. Who might know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vold View Post
    So openvas was installed for you out-of-the-box? Which fix did you need?
    only that fix what openvas initial script and openvas check setup report that is missing. nothing else
    and all I done it from root account
    that is all
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    read this
    http://www.openvas.org/setup-and-start.html
    and check openvas-check-setup if it reports some missing tings
    that is the best option and steps I take is (from root account)

    and my steps for openvas is (once again from root)
    1.) Run "openvas initial setup" from the menu
    2.) Note the admin password
    3.) check openvas-check-setup
    4.) fix missing things if it report
    it takes (in my case) 2+ hours (update and fix)
    5.) Run "openvas start" from the menu
    6.) Log in to Greenbone
    Repetitio est mater studiorum

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    What I find interesting is that OpenVas seems to have been replaced with Nessus in the x64 version of Kali 2016.1 but not in the x32 version. Through my digging, there is no indication why OpenVas has been removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aephlux View Post
    Looks like your /etc/apt/sources.list is wrong or missing. Make sure you have the right repositories according to your kali version.

    More information here: http://docs.kali.org/general-use/kal...t-repositories
    Hey,

    I'm having the same problem as aephlux, that is:

    E: Unable to locate package openvas
    I checked the repositories link you posted and tried to change to the rolling repository, but I got the error:

    bash: deb-src: command not found
    Would you be able to help me?

    Thanks

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