Install OpenVAS on Debian based Linux

Hello,

In this small post, I will explain how to install and setup OpenVAS on a Kali Linux. 

First, be sure to have your system up to date.

After that, you can install openVAS.

Once done, just run the setup to perform an initial configuration

This step takes a lot of time because the setup will download all the latest threat definition, configure the certificate and so on. Once done, I suggest you to create a new custom user using the following command:

By default, OpenVAS only listen on the loopback interface. If you want to be able to remotely access to the OpenVAS’ web interface, you must perform some changes. If you  want to allow openVAs to listen on all interface, you must use 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1. 

Since we are on systemd, you actually need to modify 3 .service files. To make it quicky, you can use sed command to remplace 127.0.0.1 by 0.0.0.0. 

This command only display the futur changes. If you are ok with this, simply add the option -i at the end of the previous command:

After that, you need to reload systemd deamons and restart the OpenVAS services.

That it. Now you should be able to access to the web interface of your server using https://<ip-address>:9392 

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