[Openvas-discuss] High Load on Target Machines

Arya Goudarzi goudarzi at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 02:33:29 CEST 2014


Assuming each NVT explores 1 vulnerability and each vulnerability is
associated with 1 binary, then I should see 4 find commands running on the
machine at max not 20 since I am running 4 NVTs on a host at a time.
Unless, my assumption is wrong.


On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM, Brandon Perry <bperry.volatile at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The finds are used to discover binaries on the file system to perform
> version checks.
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> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Arya Goudarzi <goudarzi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have been using OpenVAS for 3 years now. However, I'd never used the
>> authenticated test feature of it till today. For some reason on some of the
>> target machines, the installed openvas user is executing bunch of 'find'
>> commands. I suppose this is part of a test, but running 10s of finds at the
>> same time was causing the load to go as high as 140 on a machine with 4
>> cores. What test is this, and how can I nice it? This does not happen on
>> all target nodes and I am running 4 NVTs at a time.
>>
>> --
>> Cheers,
>> -Arya
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Cheers,
-Arya
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