Social Icons

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kali Linux 2 : Installing and Setting up OPENVAS

1.     This post will be useful for users who have just installed Kali Linux 2 and wish to install and setup OPENVAS.OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution. The framework is part of GreenBone Networks commercial vulnerability management solution from which developments are contributed to the Open Source community since 2009. 

 2.   The following set of commands vide a Kali terminal will be in the following sequence :

:~ apt-get update
:~ apt-get -y upgrade
:~ apt-get install openvas
:~ openvas-check-setup

after you run the open-check-setup command ,there is a possibility of something going wrong during installation...if there are some errors the following at the terminal

:~ openvasmd --rebuild

next you might be prompted to create a user

:~ openvasmd --create-user= --role=Admin && openvasmd --user= --new-password=yourpassword

:~ greenbone-certdata-sync

Run the check setup again :

:~ openvas-check-setup

 the check setup screen should look like below :

 Final step to the access will need to browse you at the link as below to access Greenbone web interface


 Thats all...start exploring the interface


  1. Amazing web log and really fascinating stuff you bought here! I positively learned plenty from reading through a number of your earlier posts in addition and set to drop a discuss this one!