Failed to parse client XML

GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 20.08.0~git
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 20.08.0
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 20.8.0
gvm-libs: gvm-libs 20.8.0


Operating system: Ubuntu 18.04.5
Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-117-generic
Installation method / source: via Git sources

Hello Community,
After updating to 20.08 i get following error by viewing every report:

Rejection: An internal error occurred while getting a report. The report could not be delivered. Diagnostics: Failure to receive response from manager daemon.



md manage:WARNING:2020-09-09 16h06.28 CEST:32167: manage_send_report: mkdtemp failed
md    gmp:   INFO:2020-09-09 16h06.28 CEST:32167:    Failed to parse client XML: Internal Error.

BTW: If I start an scan the following entry appears in ospd-scanner.log:

2020-09-09 16:20:53,516 OSPD - openvas: DEBUG: (ospd.server) New connection from /opt/gvm/var/run/ospd.sock
2020-09-09 16:20:53,528 OSPD - openvas: DEBUG: (ospd.server) Client closed the connection
2020-09-09 16:20:53,528 OSPD - openvas: DEBUG: (ospd.ospd) Empty client stream
2020-09-09 16:21:53,362 OSPD - openvas: DEBUG: (ospd.server) New connection from /opt/gvm/var/run/ospd.sock

Does that have anything to do with each other?
Any ideas?
Thanks for help :slight_smile:

Any thoughts on this? I’m seeing the same issue on a clean install on Kali.

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Updated to 20.08.1…

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Seems like this bug is back in 21.04.4dev1. I’ve upgraded from 21.04.2 (working install) to 21.04.4 and now gvm fails to access reports with the same error.

It’s likely due to a new variable set after 21.04.3; but which one ? I’ve tried GVM_TMP_DIR or GVM_TEMP_DIR but that doesn’t help.

Any clue ?