[Openvas-discuss] NVT with error severity level

Fábio Fernandes fabiogfernandes at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 23:18:01 CET 2017

It will if the problem is a delay, but if the service can´t respond it will always give you an error. 
Be careful raising that timeout can increase significantly the total scan duration.


> No dia 25/01/2017, às 15:03, tatooin <tatooin at free.fr> escreveu:
> Well the only thing I see is the NVT timeout error, which seems to happen fairly often on many different NVTs. I have added "plugins_timeout = 1500" in /etc/openvas/openvassd.conf to raise the default timeout. 
> I suppose it should fix the issue for new scans ?
> Thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Fischer <christian.fischer at greenbone.net <mailto:Christian%20Fischer%20%3cchristian.fischer at greenbone.net%3e>>
> To: openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org <mailto:openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org>
> Subject: Re: [Openvas-discuss] NVT with error severity level
> Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:40:17 +0100
> Hi,
> On 23.01.2017 19:12, tatooin at free.fr <mailto:tatooin at free.fr> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm trying to get a list of hosts vulnerable to a particular NVT. In
> this case, (JBoss Enterprise Application
> Platform Multiple Vulnerabilities). Looking at this particular NVT in
> GSA, and clicking on the "Show scan results for this NVT" menu, takes me
> to the list of hosts vulnerable to this NVT, as expected.
> >
> > However, on the listing, the vulnerability appears with a severity set
> to "Error" on all vulnerable hosts (see attached screenshot if it goes
> through), while on the NVT page detail, the severity score is set to 5.0
> (Medium). I also notice that the location is set to "General/TCP", while
> I would expect here to see the application port (8080). Is this a bug or
> am I missing something ? And in that particular case, are the results
> reliable ?
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> > System Info:
> > openvas-manager-6.0.9-0kali1
> > openvas-scanner-5.0.7-3
> >
> > On Kali Linux Rolling. All packages up to date.
> an "Error" severity mostly means that e.g. the NVT timed out after a
> specific time or similar. You can get this information if you open the
> Reports page for that specific report where the error happened:
> http://docs.greenbone.net/GSM-Manual/gos-3.1/en/scanning.html#reports <http://docs.greenbone.net/GSM-Manual/gos-3.1/en/scanning.html#reports>
> Then open the "Report: Error Messages" link as shown on the "Different
> views of the same report." image.
> Regards,
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