openvas 8 vulnerability scanner

PPA description

OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.


* Openvas 9 BETA is now available *

To install openvas 8, install the "openvas" package from this ppa. It is only tested on ubuntu 14.04 trusty and 16.04 xenial.

You have to update openvas scripts/data after installation with the following commands:

sudo apt-get install sqlite3
sudo openvas-nvt-sync
sudo openvas-scapdata-sync
sudo openvas-certdata-sync

sudo service openvas-scanner restart
sudo service openvas-manager restart
sudo openvasmd --rebuild --progress

Login into https://localhost:443 with "admin" as username and password.

In case of "Secure Connection Failed" in firefox, use chromium.

To enable pdf reports:
sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra --no-install-recommends

To install openvas-nasl utility:
sudo apt-get install libopenvas8-dev

*** Openvas 9 BETA ***

A set of new packages for openvas 9 BETA is now included. If you prefer to install them, you just have to install "openvas9" package instead of "openvas". Then, update scripts/data with the following commands:

sudo apt-get install sqlite3
sudo greenbone-nvt-sync
sudo greenbone-scapdata-sync
sudo greenbone-certdata-sync

sudo service openvas-scanner restart
sudo service openvas-manager restart
sudo openvasmd --rebuild --progress

Please note that the default port number of the web interface for the new packages are changed to 4000. So, to access the web interface for version 9, go to https://localhost:4000

You can change the web interface port number by modifying /etc/default/openvas-gsa. Then, restart its service by issuing "sudo service openvas-gsa restart".

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:mrazavi/openvas to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mrazavi/openvas
sudo apt-get update
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Mohammad Razavi.

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greenbone-security-assistant 6.0.11-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
greenbone-security-assistant 6.0.11-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
greenbone-security-assistant9 7.0.0-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
greenbone-security-assistant9 6.1~beta4-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-05-28)
openvas-cli 1.4.5-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas-cli 1.4.5-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas-libraries 8.0.8-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
openvas-libraries 8.0.8-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
openvas-manager 6.0.9-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
openvas-manager 6.0.9-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-09-07)
openvas-scanner 5.0.7-2xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas-scanner 5.0.7-2 Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-cli 1.4.5-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-cli 1.4.4-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-05-28)
openvas9-libraries 9.0.0-1xenial Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-libraries 9.0.0-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-manager 7.0.0-1xenial2 Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-manager 6.1~beta3-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-05-28)
openvas9-scanner 5.1.0-1xenial3 Mohammad Razavi (2016-11-19)
openvas9-scanner 5.1~beta3-1 Mohammad Razavi (2016-05-28)
rats 2.3-1xenial2 Mohammad Razavi (2016-03-16)
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