Scan Severity 0.0 (Log)

GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 21.4.1~dev1
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 21.4.3~dev1~git-f777b0c3-gvmd-21.04
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 21.4.2~dev1~git-5491c324-openvas-21.04


Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Kernel: Linux UUU 5.4.0-77-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 17 02:35:03 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source:
I reference this url to install

I checked, i have nmap and Feed Status is current.
picture bottom has vuls because i use user/password to scan.
what is i ignore something?
some error
Operation not permitted

other info

# systemctl status gvmd
● gvmd.service - Open Vulnerability Assessment System Manager Daemon
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/gvmd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Wed 2021-06-30 22:00:16 CST; 1min 26s ago
       Docs: man:gvmd(8)
    Process: 16815 ExecStart=/opt/gvm/sbin/gvmd --osp-vt-update=/opt/gvm/var/run/ospd.sock (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 16816 (gvmd)
      Tasks: 2 (limit: 4616)
     Memory: 99.4M
     CGroup: /system.slice/gvmd.service
             ├─ 6569 gpg-agent --homedir /opt/gvm/var/lib/gvm/gvmd/gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon
             └─16816 gvmd: Waiting for incoming connections

Jun 30 22:00:15 UUU systemd[1]: Starting Open Vulnerability Assessment System Manager Daemon...
Jun 30 22:00:15 UUU systemd[1]: gvmd.service: Can't open PID file /opt/gvm/var/run/ (yet?) after start: Operation not permitted
Jun 30 22:00:16 UUU systemd[1]: Started Open Vulnerability Assessment System Manager Daemon.

I try reinstall Several times, but same this

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There might be various reasons:

  1. The system doesn’t have any vulnerabilities at all
  2. nmap is missing / not installed / not working: Scan results only logging
  3. The existing vulnerability results are unreliable and not shown by default: Openvas-nasl cannot get the right report

Just like what @cfi said, I would add in to check your Scan Configs by either “Editing”/“Cloning” them in GSA. Go to “Port scanner” plugin, enable it, and “Save”. Here is an image of what it looks when you are modifying the default Scan Config “Full and fast”:

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Thank for your reply.
I enable Port scanner , then scan is work normal.

But my kali VM environment is not enable Port scanner, that is works.
So what is different !?

Make sure to only enable the following two VTs from the “Port scanners” family:

  • Ping Host (OID:
  • Nmap (NASL wrapper) (OID:

If enabling the whole “Port scanners” family you could run into various issues like e.g. too long scan times (due to multiple enabled port scanners) and similar.

Thanks for reading my website I might add documentation for Kali Linux in next release i’ve seen a lot of people searching for this. Hope you’ve resolved your issue though.

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Thank you for the hint. I enabled everytghing the scan has, unfortunately it made no differences :confused: It still only shows/finds logs.

Hello. I’ve the same trouble… Did you found a solution ?

I had the same issue today and checked the Port Scanner. It doesn’t work.

Finally, I rebuild gvmd data, and scap and then the scan backs to work.

gvmd --rebuild
gvmd --rebuild-gvmd-data=all
gvmd --rebuild-scap

This fixed the issue on a new 21.4.3 install.

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