Configure the local security checks in OpenVAS-Client >= 2.0.2Debian Local Security ChecksCreate users for local security checks on target sytemsConfigure the local security checks in OpenVAS-Client <= 2.0.1

Configure the local security checks in OpenVAS-Client <= 2.0.1

Next, create a task and scope for your local checks. In the Credentials tab, select 'SSH Authorization' from the list in the upper part of the window.

In Preferences, configure SSH Authorization with the key and the certificate you have just created:

SSH login name: sshovas
SSH private key: ~/.ssh/sshovas_rsa.p8
SSH key passphrase: ********
SSH public key: ssh/id_rsa_sshovas.pub

Note: It is actually not necessary to submit the public key, but currently this is necessary due to a bug inherited from Nessus.

Next, make sure you select at least these plugins:

or ensure dependencies are resolved at runtime (see checkboxes) if you select only some local security checks.


Configure the local security checks in OpenVAS-Client >= 2.0.2Debian Local Security ChecksCreate users for local security checks on target sytemsConfigure the local security checks in OpenVAS-Client <= 2.0.1