[Openvas-discuss] Trouble running openvasmd --update

Matt slcmatt1226 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 21:39:18 CEST 2012

Running OpenSUSE 12.1 and following the install instructions at
http://www.openvas.org/install-packages.html#openvas_opensuse_obs. Here is
what I am seeing when running the command.

skimber at ecetechfileserver:~> su -c "openvasmd --migrate"
skimber at ecetechfileserver:~> su -c "openvasmd --update"
WARNING: no socket to connect to

Output of /var/log/openvas/openvasmd.log:

lib  serv:WARNING:2012-06-05 19h35.14 utc:2905: openvas_server_connect:
failed to shake hands with server: The TLS connection was non-properly

lib  serv:WARNING:2012-06-05 19h35.14 utc:2905:    Failed to gnutls_bye:
GnuTLS internal error.

Outuput of /tmp/openvas-check-setup.log

openvas-check-setup 2.2.0
  Mode:  desktop
  Date:  Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:36:48 -0600

Checking for old OpenVAS Scanner <= 2.0 ...
./check: line 155: openvasd: command not found

Checking presence of OpenVAS Scanner ...
OpenVAS Scanner 3.3.1
Nessus origin: (C) 2004 Renaud Deraison <deraison at nessus.org>
Most new code since OpenVAS: (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH
License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Checking OpenVAS Scanner version ...

        OK: OpenVAS Scanner is present in version 3.3.1.
plugins_folder = /var/lib/openvas/plugins
cache_folder = /var/cache/openvas
include_folders = /var/lib/openvas/plugins
max_hosts = 30
max_checks = 10
be_nice = no
logfile = /var/log/openvas/openvassd.messages
log_whole_attack = no
log_plugins_name_at_load = no
dumpfile = /var/log/openvas/openvassd.dump
rules = /usr/share/openvas/openvassd.rules
cgi_path = /cgi-bin:/scripts
port_range = default
optimize_test = yes
checks_read_timeout = 5
network_scan = no
non_simult_ports = 139, 445
plugins_timeout = 320
safe_checks = yes
auto_enable_dependencies = yes
silent_dependencies = no
use_mac_addr = no
save_knowledge_base = no
kb_restore = no
only_test_hosts_whose_kb_we_dont_have = no
only_test_hosts_whose_kb_we_have = no
kb_dont_replay_scanners = no
kb_dont_replay_info_gathering = no
kb_dont_replay_attacks = no
kb_dont_replay_denials = no
kb_max_age = 864000
slice_network_addresses = no
nasl_no_signature_check = yes
drop_privileges = no
unscanned_closed = yes
vhosts =
vhosts_ip =
report_host_details = yes
cert_file = /var/lib/openvas/CA/servercert.pem
key_file = /var/lib/openvas/private/CA/serverkey.pem
ca_file = /var/lib/openvas/CA/cacert.pem
reverse_lookup = no
config_file = /etc/openvas/openvassd.conf
Checking OpenVAS Scanner CA cert ...

        OK: OpenVAS Scanner CA Certificate is present as
Checking NVT collection ...

        OK: NVT collection in /var/lib/openvas/plugins contains 25563 NVTs.
Checking status of signature checking in OpenVAS Scanner ...
        WARNING: Signature checking of NVTs is not enabled in OpenVAS
        SUGGEST: Enable signature checking (see

Checking presence of OpenVAS Manager ...
OpenVAS Manager 3.0.1
Manager DB revision 56
Copyright (C) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH
License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

        OK: OpenVAS Manager is present in version 3.0.1.
Checking OpenVAS Manager client certificate ...

        OK: OpenVAS Manager client certificate is present as
Checking OpenVAS Manager database ...

        OK: OpenVAS Manager database found in /var/lib/openvas/mgr/tasks.db.
Checking access rights of OpenVAS Manager database ...

        OK: Access rights for the OpenVAS Manager database are correct.
Checking sqlite3 presence ...
        OK: sqlite3 found, extended checks of the OpenVAS Manager
installation enabled.

Checking OpenVAS Manager database revision ...
        OK: OpenVAS Manager database is at revision 56.
Checking database revision expected by OpenVAS Manager ...
        OK: OpenVAS Manager expects database at revision 56.
        OK: Database schema is up to date.
Checking OpenVAS Manager database (NVT data) ...
        ERROR: The number of NVTs in the OpenVAS Manager database is too
        FIX: Make sure OpenVAS Scanner is running with an up-to-date NVT
collection and run 'openvasmd --rebuild'.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?
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