Mandatory Key is Missing

Good afternoon,

I’ve been looking through /var/logs/openvas/openvassd.messages and found many of the nasl scripts I’m running are generating the following error:

against because a mandatory key is missing (this is not an error)

How do I correct this?


This is a normal operation (the message shows “this is not an error”) and no action / correction from your side is required (besides disabling log_whole_attack again to avoid excessive logging and disc usage).

If you want to read some background on the mandatory key (script_mandatory_keys) please have a look at the topic below: