How to upgrade GOS (gsad,gvmd and other...) from 20.08.0 to 20.08.8


I search averywhere “how to install patch on 20.08.0 to 20.08.8” but i didnt compleate search sucsess.
Please tell me how can i upgrade my GOS from 20.08.0 to 20.08.8

GVM versions

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


Operating system: CentOS Linux release 8.3.2011
Kernel: Linux cd-vas-07 4.18.0-193.19.1.el8_2.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Sep 14 14:37:00 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: from repo atomiccorp (if i didnt error)

Hi, I would suggest to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


you seem to be using the OpenSource Version of GVM. No official upgrade path is given for such installations apart from the documentation enclosed with the source.
That being said, you should elaborate more on the steps you took and the problems encountered. Then you may have a chance, that you get an answer.
For official support you will have to by the commercial version.
Kind regards,

Ralf (not Greenbone)

I did an upgrade from 20.8.0 to 20.8.1 a few days ago on ubuntu server 20.04 LTS.

After trying to find a documentation for this upgrade, in vain, I followed these steps:

  1. rebuild from new sources gvm-lib, gvmd, openvas and gsa in new outpout folders (using -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX)
  2. make symbolic links for the next upgrade (ex.ln -s /opt/gvm-libs-20.8.1 /opt/gvm-libs)
  3. reference these symbolic links in /etc/ and /etc/
    4.use these paths in my startup scripts
    5.Modify scanner to point the good sock gvmd --modify-scanner=UUID_SCANNER --scanner-type=“OpenVAS” --scanner-host=/opt/openvas/var/run/ospd.sock

After restart, all the components were in version 20.8.1.

I don’t kown if it’s the good way but it works.

Hope this helps.