I tried to install the OpenVAS stack on an Ubuntu via
apt install openvas, the installation went fine until I hit an error message when starting the scanner:
Sep 19 14:27:29 ery openvassd: /usr/sbin/openvassd: symbol lookup error: /usr/sbin/openvassd: undefined symbol: nvticache_get_by_name_full
This has been discussed here:
Result: The system is using an outdated package of openvas-scanner mixed with a newer version of openvas-libraries not providing this
nvticache_get_by_name_full function anymore.
I am using openvas-scanner/bionic,now 5.1.1-3 amd64 and still facing the issue.
Can you tell me what’s the latest version and where can I get it ?
You guys should have a requirements.txt in your repo. It’s very frustrating to even setup openvas.
There are two topic in this category (to one of them the
tryout link on www.openvas.org is linking to):
showing the most recent versions:
Currently openvas (formerly openvas-scanner) is at version 7.0.0 and part of GVM-11 as shown above.
Version 5.1.1 of openvas-scanner was part of GVM-9. As of today this version is not only outdated (the most recent version included in GVM-9 was 5.1.3) but also end-of-life.
Each repo already has a INSTALL.md showing the requirements of each component like e.g.: