i hope this has not been posted before. I am running OpenVAS9 on Ubuntu Bionic. I tried to create a user with the following command: omp --username xxxxxx --xml=’<create_user>demodemo</create_user>’
after i entered a password the output is: " Failed to acquire socket".
How can i solve this? I dont understand whats preventing to get a socket.
Thanks and best regards!
August 10, 2020, 11:17am
Do You have openvas-scanner and openvas-manager services started?
Try this command:
systemctl start openvas-manager
And try again
thanks for your reply.
yes all the relevant services are running, restarted them, no success
i solved by simply saying the manager has to listen at 0.0.0.0 on port 9390
“openvasms -a 0.0.0.0 -p 9390”
still i get this error when i try to reach openVAS from my nagios side. Has anyone an idea why this error “failed to acquire socket” occurs, everytime i try an omp command from my nagios?
August 13, 2020, 7:37am
I just want to note that you are using a heavily outdated version of our software. See
The Greenbone Source Edition (GSE) covers the actual source codes of the Greenbone application stack for vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management (GVM).
It is available as regularly updated source code snapshots/releases archives confirmed to work and as source codes directly from the source code management (SCM) system. The latter is not recommended for production scenarios as the code is being worked on on a daily basis and might reveal issues and incomplete features.
The source e…
@bricks Thank you for the information, i will update my system and go for GVM11.
I took a look about chapter 18 “connecting GSM to other system”, i think this is what i need exactly to get openVAS connected to my nagios system (check_mk)?
August 13, 2020, 8:20am
We released GVM 20.08 yesterday
Greenbone Vulnerability Management version 20.08 (GVM-20.08) is the current stable major release.
This is the first release that uses a calendar based versioning (August of 2020) and uses the same version for all main components. This will make it easier to identify which component version belongs to which release.
With the end of 2020 both
GVM 10 and GVM 11 will retire and won’t get any additional releases. All users and distributions should switch to GVM 20.08 immediately.
GVM is developed …
Sorry I don’t know much about the integration. I’ve just found
https://docs.greenbone.net/GSM-Manual/gos-6/en/connecting-other-systems.html#nagios in our manual.