Before using the OpenVAS, we need to setup and update it.
1 Launch a terminal, and run setup for OpenVAS
Wait until it finishes downloading and updating, it will take awhile
2 When it’s done, it will show the admin login username and admin login password, note them down, we will need them every time we try to login to OpenVAS
*3 Update feed for OpenVAS (Only required if there is new updates), when initializing, this step was done once already.
If failed (You might encounter this error)
rsync: failed to connect to feed.openvas.org (xx.xx.xx.xx): Connection refused (111)
rsync: failed to connect to feed.openvas.org (xx:xx:xx:xx::xx): Connection timed out (110)
rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(127) [Receiver=3.1.3]
Just try again with the same command, it should get through.
4 Launch OpenVAS
It will tell us the address for webui, in this case, it is https://127.0.0.1:9392
(We might encounter following error)
It’s OK, just close it, then launch our favourite web browser then enter https://127.0.0.1:9392 as the address
Now we should have the OpenVAS login screen in front of us.
5 Enter your login detail recorded from step 2
Now you will see the Dashboard of OpenVAS.
Happy hunting/fixing 🙂