Kali 2020.3 + OpenVAS

There’re various instructions on installing OpenVAS, but I found the most efficient solution is OpenVAS and Kali combination. Whenever I tried with some scripts or with a different Linux distro, it always generates errors and hard to fix.

So, just play with Kali as we always have been.

Update Kali

$sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

$sudo apt-get install openvas gvm postgresql-13

Fix existing bug of OpenVAS dependencies in Postresql

sudo vi /etc/postgresql/13/main/postgresql.conf

port = 5433->5432

sudo vi /etc/postgresql/12/main/postgresql.conf

port =5432->54322 (any unused ports)

Restart Postgresql daemon

$sudo systemctl restart postgresql

Populate the OpenVAS database, it will take around 1.5 hour

$sudo gvm-setup

$sudo gvm-check-setup

Allow remote connection

$sudo vi /lib/systemd/system/greenbone-security-assistant.service

ExecStart …… listen=127.0.0.1 ->0.0.0.0

Restart system daemon and interface

$sudo systemctl daemon-relad && sudo systemctl restart greenbone-security-assistant.service

Start OpenVAS (if required)

$sudo gvm-start

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