[Openvas-discuss] local account used for scans

Brian Thompson bthompson at wyetechllc.com
Wed Jul 1 17:39:22 CEST 2015

It says:

"It was not possible to login using the provided SSH credentials.

Hence authenticated checks are not enabled."

I've got my system locked down fairly tight so as a test, I added the local
account I created (openvas) to the sudoers file so that it can sudo (passwd
required), I am now able to get the more complete results and "SSH Authorization
Check" reports a successful login attempt.  (NOTE: In case it matters, I'm
running OpenVAS v8 on CentOS v6.4.)


>     On July 1, 2015 at 11:03 AM M"It was not possible to login using the
> provided SSH credentialsichael Meyer <michael.meyer at greenbone.net> wrote:
>     *** Brian Thompson wrote:
>     > Is sudo required for the account? My personal account has the ability to
>     > do
>     > sudo commands but the account I created does not.
>     No.
>     Look in the report for "SSH Authorization Check (
>" and "Determine OS and list of installed
>     packages via SSH login (".
>     What did they report?
>     Micha
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