GVMD_DATA - Too old (34 days) Please check the automatic synchronization of your system

GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 20.08.0
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 20.08.0 / Manager DB revision 233
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 20.8.0
gvm-libs: gvm-libs 20.8.0


Operating system: GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.04
Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic #59-Ubuntu
Installation method / source: OpenVAS 20.08 on Ubuntu 20.04
Source: https://www.libellux.com/openvas/

Hello Community,

I am new to GVM 20.08.

The installation was smooth with no issues but I was just wondering if someone can assist me regarding the Feed Stats as GVMD_DATA is showing a message of Too old (34 days) Please check the automatic synchronization of your system.

Noting that I have run the feed update commands in the following order:

greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA
greenbone-feed-sync --type SCAP
greenbone-feed-sync --type CERT

Can someone confirm that the last version of GVMD_DATA is 20201016T0853 ? Or am I missing something?

Also I have configured cron jobs as follow:

0 20 * * * greenbone-nvt-sync
0 21 * * * greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA
0 22 * * * greenbone-feed-sync --type SCAP
0 23 * * * greenbone-feed-sync --type CERT

Can someone also confirm that this is correct.

Your help is much appreciated.

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Hello MrRobot, welcome to the Greenbone Community!

Version 20201016T0853 for GVMD_DATA is currently correct and the latest available version on the server. We are working on updating the feed right now, so the warning should disappear with one of the next feed updates.

We also plan to have more regular updates for GVM_DATA to prevent this issue in the future.


Thank you for your reply Martin.

The GVM_DATA feed has been updated now, if you run another feed update you should receive version 20201119T1343.


Correct the new version is now updated to 20201119T1343. Thank you Martin.

@MrRobot316 I’ve added a section for cronjobs that i’ve tested and works fine. You can read here: https://www.libellux.com/openvas/#scheduled-jobs


Perfect … Thank you, much appreciate it.

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Hi Martin,

I had the same issue “GVMD_DATA-Too old” this week. Would you please help to confirm the automatic synchronization of your system?

This is my whole crontab job.
0 22 * * * /opt/gvm/bin/greenbone-nvt-sync
0 1 * * * sudo openvas --update-vt-info
0 7 * * * /opt/gvm/sbin/greenbone-feed-sync --type CERT
0 8 * * * /opt/gvm/sbin/greenbone-feed-sync --type SCAP
0 9 * * * /opt/gvm/sbin/greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA

/opt/gvm/sbin/greenbone-feed-sync --type GVMD_DATA

If you use the free Greenbone Community Feed, GVMD_DATA version 20210503T0647 is currently the newest version available and expected behaviour.

We will try to push an update soon to get rid of the notification, but I have no ETA right now.


We have now released an update for this. Please run another feed sync and you should receive GVMD_DATA version 20210603T0746.


Thanks Martin !

Many thanks Martin!!

Run feed sync /opt/gvm/sbin/greenbone-scapdata-sync and update GVMD_DATA 20210603T0746 successfully.

Hello Community,

I’m having the same issue with the feeds on GVMD_DATA. I’m getting Too old (30 days) even though I’m running all the above recommendations.

OS: Ubuntu 20.04
Installation method / source: OpenVAS 21.4.3

Could someone confirm that this is the latest version for GVM_DATA?

Thank you in advance!

Same here @momferatus.
Just doublechecked by running the sync manually

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Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarily blocked.

receiving incremental file list
             13 100%   12.70kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#1, to-chk=0/1)

sent 43 bytes  received 108 bytes  100.67 bytes/sec
total size is 13  speedup is 0.09

Same here GVMD_DATA too old here too.

Hi @rroethof and @jchrichton,

The discussed issue was presented a few months ago, but the solution is only on the Greenbone community feed administrator side. You can proceed with a “hack” on how to rewrite the date and avoid the message “Too old” but it is not a solution, just a “hack”.
I can confirm the same behavior at this time.

see my post here on how to achieve it:

I believe in the fast solution on Feed.

Hi all,

it looks like the feed itself is older so that message will be there for now until it’s updated on the Greenbone end (no ETA, but soonish).

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I have the same issue


I thought this was the issue that was causing me not to get any ports listed in the dropdown, however, it was not the cause as I re-installed Kali using the full install and GVM and now everything is working. Still showing too old but scanner works finally!


It should be resolved (for now) with the feed of 20211213T1700