I just installed OpenVAS 9 on Ubuntu 16.04.
Scans reveal vulnerabilities.
However, when I download scan reports, they are empty – literally 0 KB. This happens for every kind of report: PDF, text, Latex, etc. All completely empty files.
What do I do?
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It sound like that one:
I am new to openvas and Greenbone security assistant, I have installed openvas in rhel 7. I am able to add the target and scan it, also i am able to see the results in CSV format but unable to see the results in PDF. PDF file is empty .
So kindly help me how to resovle it. I need the reports in PDF format.
Thank you for your reply. I have already installed the appropriate texlive packages for PDF generation. However, as I mentioned in my original post, the problem doesn’t only affect PDF report generation. Every single type of report is generated as a zero KB file.
Correction: XML reports have content. Others have none.
If XML works, it a problem of your XSLT or all other report formats.
You miss dependencies … you can try to run a “strace -e file” on the gvmd and look for tools that are missing or is not correctly configured.
Here is how I resolved.
To enable pdf reports:
sudo apt install texlive-latex-extra --no-install-recommends
sudo apt install texlive-fonts-recommended --no-install-recommends
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