[Openvas-discuss] Why is OpenVAS is missing obvious open ports?

Henri Doreau henri.doreau at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 15:01:15 CEST 2012

2012/8/3 Whit Blauvelt <whit at transpect.com>:
> Hi,
> Ran a successful Atom install yesterday on a fresh CentOS 6.3 VM. Only
> glitch was had to run openvas-setup twice, as the first time froze. At that
> point everything looked good.
> So I ran the default scan against a remote /27 I admin. Ran for about 3-1/2
> hours, apparently successfully. But the report shows a failure to find
> services that are open on that range. All it finds is an ntp server, where
> there are web, ftp, dns and a few others to be found. And it mostly fails to
> fingerprint OS's either - makes one guess that an IP is either an HP printer
> or Linux (it's Linux), and that's it. For example the report shows, for an
> IP with web service I can easily connect to from that same VM, "Open TCP
> Ports: [none found]".
> Maybe I was hoping for too much, that it would just work out of the box.
> What should I look at to get real results?
> Thanks,
> Whit

do you have nmap installed on the scanner box? Although nmap is not a
hard requirement for OpenVAS, the scanner is able to leverage it and
this can dramatically improve accuracy of the network exploration



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