[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS Vmware appliance

Jan-Oliver Wagner jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de
Wed Jul 30 11:19:06 CEST 2008

On Samstag, 26. Juli 2008, Patrick Hornung wrote:
> I'm new to the discussion list, and I'm interested in using OpenVAS to
> create an entirely GPL vmware appliance for security scanning (which of
> course I'll supply to the community).  I'm planning on building a web
> interface to initiate the scans, and I'm wondering if there's a command-line
> interface available for OpenVAS.  I've been looking for a few days and I've
> seen a project called reason a few years back that wwould do this, but
> nothing currently seems to be available.
> http://reason.sourceforge.netdoesn't exist.  If someone still has a
> copy and it's still redistributable,
> can you email it to me?

I am not 100% sure what you are looking for, but OpenVAS-Client offers
command line execution even without any GUI.

> Also, I created an OpenVAS server on a very bare install of fedora 9 in
> vmware, but my scans only seem to do port scans and it never makes it to the
> vulnerability scan part.  Is there something obvious that I'm missing?

maybe you have configured openvasd with "nasl-no-signature-checks=no"
but not configured signatures and/or not configured the OpenVAS NVT feed?


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