[Openvas-discuss] My luck continues

Whit Blauvelt whit at transpect.com
Tue Aug 7 23:12:09 CEST 2012


I fully believe you, and thank you again for the clear instructions. I think
I followed them completely. The GunTLS errors were when attempting to log
into an --http-only session of gsad just as your instructions specified.

I downloaded the specific OpenVAS files you specified too. Maybe there's a
difference between our systems in the presence or obsence of some other
library that causes the GnuTLS library to fail in this context? Grasping at
a straw there, I know. Couldn't connect to the default gsad without the
--http-only flag either.


On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 04:35:27PM -0400, Alan Tu wrote:
> Whit, I do have OpenVAS working on Ubuntu 12.04. Two points. It is
> true that for Greenbone Security Assistant (the web UI) I'm only
> running it on HTTP only mode, no TLS. However, my OpenVAS is still
> using the gnutls for internal communication. And I am doing scans,
> etc.
> What UI are you trying to use? I only have experience with GSA.
> And are you using OpenVAS 5 downloaded after August 3?
> Alan
> On 8/7/12, Whit Blauvelt <whit at transpect.com> wrote:
> >> I know there's a lot of discussion of the gnutls problem. Was hoping to
> >> avoid the need to downgrade a library.
> >
> > It also looks on first glance like downgrading that library will require a
> > total reinstallation of OpenVAS. At least when I look at the advice here:
> >
> >   http://hackertarget.com/install-openvas-5-in-ubuntu-12-04/
> >
> > the first step of removing libgnutls26 takes away a score other packages.
> > So
> > the wiser person will downgrade that lib before compiling any OpenVAS
> > components ... or use another distro version. There must be some
> > significant
> > difference on what the Amazon Cloud provides as 12.04 (where this is all
> > reported to work without downgrade) and a stock 12.04, such as I'm seeing
> > this problem on.
> >
> > Whit
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