Operating system: Kernel: (‘uname -a’)
Linux scanner 5.13.0-1017-azure #19~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 7 11:34:26 UTC 2022 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: https://securitytrails.com/blog/openvas-vulnerability-scanner guide (add-apt-repository ppa:mrazavi/gvm)
this is the third time I wiped it out and started over.
I have updated:
sudo -u gvm -g gvm greenbone-nvt-sync
sudo -u gvm -g gvm greenbone-feed-sync --type CERT
sudo -u gvm -g gvm greenbone-feed-sync --type SCAP
sudo -u gvm -g gvm greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA
Watched the logs: tail -f /var/log/gvmd.log for something to indicate re-sync, reset of DB. nothing intelligent that I can see.
none of the ‘gvmd’ commands work.
(but I can log in, and see the feed status).
if root user or gvm, i get this in log (“gvm” or “root”: role)
md manage:WARNING:2022-03-11 18h39.06 utc:10346: sql_open: PQerrorMessage (conn): FATAL: role “gvm” does not exist
md manage:WARNING:2022-03-11 18h39.06 utc:10346: init_manage_open_db: sql_open failed
if run as postgres user, I get:
md main-Message: 18:39:36.064: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager version 21.4.4 (DB revision 242)
(gvmd:10357): md manage-WARNING **: 18:39:36.064: Failed to open lock file ‘/run/gvm/gvm-checking’: Permission denied
(gvmd:10357): md main-CRITICAL **: 18:39:36.065: gvmd: Error trying to get checking lock
that looks like an older tutorial so some of the information can be out of date or missing, and distribution packaged versions and PPAs don’t always match up exactly with our releases. Here is the guide for installing via source so you can compare to see what is needed: Building GVM 21.04 — Greenbone Documentation documentation
i am not totally unfamiliar with nessus//openvas (look at the plugins with my name on them), look at the CHANGELOG before version 2.0, so when I say I am reluctant to go back to the source path (due to needing recompiles every update), maybe you can forgive me. Yes, I know packages will be out of date, and at previous place ( tweeked EVERYTHING and built my own packages (google scheidell+hillary) for what I was working on 10 years ago. and, soon, maybe we can have a ‘nessus pro vs openvas pro’ discussion, but for now, I need to make sure it fixed that nasty qualys virtual web site bug.
sudo -E -u gvm -g gvm gvmd --rebuild
Failed to connect to /run/ospd/ospd-openvas.sock.
Failed to rebuild NVT cache.
ls -l /run/ospd/ospd-openvas.pid
-rw-r–r-- 1 gvm gvm 4 Mar 14 14:26 /run/ospd/ospd-openvas.pid
ls -l /run/ospd/ospd-openvas.sock
ls: cannot access ‘/run/ospd/ospd-openvas.sock’: No such file or directory
I am new to openvas and experiencing the same issue as above.
Can someone please let me know where the config file is located to set the above.
I am running Kali-rolling distro and installed via the Repos.
I would really appreciate the help as I have been googling for more than a week, and everyone says we need to update that socket, but nobody specifies which file the configs are located in :-(
this is a nightmare. i honestly cannot believe the group over there hasn’t been able to fix this issue for some of the most popular distros. I"m having the same issue, i have tried everything and it’s still not working.
And only thing i can see coming from Greenbone is “build from source” or blaming the distros. Like,wow.
It’s absurd the time it takes to make this thing work/not work.
I was never been able to even start this thing.
Now, I start it, log in, and can’t scan anything due to this little absurd error:
Failed to find config ‘daba56c8-73ec-11df-a475-002264764cea’
Chinese to me, seems that the best solution is to completely remove this thing from my system to avoid wasting my time with software like this.