How to update feed status

Hi All,

I am very new to Kali linux.

Have installed Greenbone Security Assistant the feed status for NVT is 7 days old, SCAP is 8 days old, CERT is 8 days old.

Kindly assist in updating feeds.


There are scripts in /usr/local/sbin to update the feeds. You can also create a cronjob that runs once a day to update your feeds.

I’ve created a script /usr/local/sbin/update-greenbone-feeds


and added that via sudo crontab -e

1 1 * * * /usr/local/sbin/update-greenbone-feeds 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null

so it runs every night at 1:01 am :slight_smile:

Best regards,



Thanks a lot for your assistance, Chris, had to run it manually, couldn’t find /usr/local have bin & share folder.


The location of the files depends on your installation :slight_smile: Just adjust it to your needs

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i have a problem, i’ve made the cronjob like that:
14 11 * * * /home/gvm/scripts/ 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null

and when i run this command manualy:

/home/gvm/scripts/ 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null

its update my feed, but in the cronjob its doesnt work… someone know why its not update the feed?

in the syslog i get just that msg:
Oct 31 13:59:01 greenbone CRON[14146]: (gvm) CMD (/home/gvm/scripts/ 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null)

One idea would be NOT to redirect stderr and stdout; that way you’ll see the errors.
Classic: $PATH not set properly when run from cron.

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I’d like to point out this cronjob should run under “gvm” account (owner of the said scripts), not root.