[Openvas-discuss] SOLVED OpenVAS and Nikto
felix.wolfsteller at intevation.de
Thu Oct 29 08:18:25 CET 2009
On Wednesday 28 October 2009 16:30:04 Angelo Compagnucci wrote:
> The problem was the client timeout. Nikto takes 1168 seconds to
> complete, far more than the client timeout.
> But the log shows only:
> [Wed Oct 28 16:14:01 2009] Stopping the whole test (requested by
Mmh, this message is not related to timeouts, but should come only if you
press the "Stop" button on the window showing the scan progress (did you?).
> Without signalling an error.
Unfortunately, besides the scanners log messages there is no way to tell
whether a plugin gracefully exited at the moment. It is also unclear what
happens to the child processes of the process that was running the nvt (e.g.
I believe nikto survives when the process running nikto.nasl is killed).
> I set the timeout to 1800 seconds to be sure that Nikto uses the time it
Good that you were able to resolve the issue, but there should have been a
message in the logs.
If you can reproduce the behaviour (no results due to timeout, but no message
in the logfiles), I would appreciate if you file a bug report at
http://bugs.openvas.org. Please make sure that all options regarding logging
in your openvas(s)d.conf are set to "yes". Thanks.
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