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Quick-Setup and Quick-Start OpenVAS-6 Packages

OpenVAS-5: Download and Quick-Setup for OpenVAS-5 Packages

These guides help to get OpenVAS-6 quickly set up and started. For productive use a more refined setup is recommended.

For a few systems we have quick-guides available. If you have one more to add, please share with the OpenVAS development team to put it online here.

All Available OpenVAS-6 Packages

This table is subject to change over time. Also, any help to update or extend the overview is welcome.

We highly recommend to run the check routine we provide for OpenVAS-6: Setup and start OpenVAS

Operating System Repository
CentOS 6 Atomic
Debian 6-7 OBS
Fedora 15-20 Atomic
openSUSE 12.2, 12.3, SLE_11 SP 1-3, Factory, Tumbleweed OBS
Redhat 6 Atomic
Windows (only OMP CLI client) Greenbone

Legend:

3rd Party: Packages not provided by the vendor directly
Missing ("--"), old unsupported version or is broken
Slightly out of date, some install hurdles or other issues, but works in principle
Supported version, reported to work without major hurdles

Recommended: Once you have installed OpenVAS, you should subscribe to the openvas-announce mailing list. It is a low-traffic list which helps you to follow all OpenVAS news and important changes.

If you have trouble installing OpenVAS using the packages listed above, please post a message to openvas-distro@wald.intevation.org and mention the packages you were using.

If you have trouble using OpenVAS, you are welcome to join the openvas user mailing list and ask for support there.

Package maintainers: Please make sure you are subscribed to the mailing list for package maintainers. If you have any questions regarding the proper setup of the OpenVAS modules, feel free to ask there.

OpenVAS for CentOS via Atomic

Setup and start OpenVAS
Atomicorp Repository

Step 1: Configure Atomicorp Repository
(as user root, only once)

wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic |sh

Step 2: Quick-Install OpenVAS
(as user root, only once)

yum upgrade
yum install openvas
openvas-setup

Step 3: Quick-Start OpenVAS

( nothing to do, all is up and running directly after installation )

Step 4: Log into OpenVAS with user created in the step 2

Open https://localhost:9392/.

OpenVAS for Debian via OBS

Setup and start OpenVAS
openSUSE Build Service (OBS)

Step 1: Configure OBS Repository
(as user root, only once)

echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security:/OpenVAS:/UNSTABLE:/v6/Debian_7.0/ ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security:/OpenVAS:/UNSTABLE:/v6/Debian_7.0/Release.key
apt-key add ./Release.key
sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Quick-Install OpenVAS
(as user root, only once)

apt-get -y install greenbone-security-assistant openvas-cli openvas-manager openvas-scanner openvas-administrator sqlite3 xsltproc rsync

To install support packages for report generation (downloads around 30 MB of additional packages):

apt-get -y install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended htmldoc

To install support for autogenerated LSC credential packages:

apt-get -y install alien rpm nsis fakeroot

Step 3: Quick-Start OpenVAS
(copy and paste whole block as user root, during first time you will be asked to set a password for user "admin")

test -e /var/lib/openvas/CA/cacert.pem  || openvas-mkcert -q
openvas-nvt-sync
test -e /var/lib/openvas/users/om || openvas-mkcert-client -n om -i
/etc/init.d/openvas-manager stop
/etc/init.d/openvas-scanner stop
openvassd
openvasmd --rebuild
openvas-scapdata-sync
openvas-certdata-sync
test -e /var/lib/openvas/users/admin || openvasad -c add_user -n admin -r Admin
killall openvassd
sleep 15
/etc/init.d/openvas-scanner start
/etc/init.d/openvas-manager start
/etc/init.d/openvas-administrator restart
/etc/init.d/greenbone-security-assistant restart

Step 4: Log into OpenVAS as "admin"

Open https://localhost:9392/.

OpenVAS for Fedora via Atomic

Setup and start OpenVAS
Atomicorp Repository

Step 1: Configure Atomicorp Repository
(as user root, only once)

wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic |sh

Step 2: Quick-Install OpenVAS
(as user root, only once)

yum install openvas
openvas-setup

Step 3: Quick-Start OpenVAS

( nothing to do, all is up and running directly after installation )

Step 4: Log into OpenVAS with user created in the step 2

Open https://localhost:9392/.

OpenVAS for openSUSE via OBS

Setup and start OpenVAS
openSUSE Build Service (OBS)

Step 1: Configure OBS Repository
(as user root, only once, you can replace "12.3" with other release names)

zypper ar -f  http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security:/OpenVAS:/UNSTABLE:/v6/openSUSE_12.3/ openvas

Step 2: Quick-Install OpenVAS
(as user root, only once)

zypper ref && zypper in -t pattern openvas

Step 3: Quick-Start OpenVAS
(as user root, only once, during first time you will be asked to set a password for user "admin")

openvas-setup

Step 4: Log into OpenVAS as "admin"

Open https://localhost:9392/.

OpenVAS for RedHat via Atomic

Setup and start OpenVAS
Atomicorp Repository

Step 1: Configure Atomicorp Repository
(as user root, only once)

wget -q -O - http://www.atomicorp.com/installers/atomic |sh

Step 2: Quick-Install OpenVAS
(as user root, only once)

yum install openvas
openvas-setup

Step 3: Quick-Start OpenVAS

( nothing to do, all is up and running directly after installation )

Step 4: Log into OpenVAS with user created in the step 2

Open https://localhost:9392/.

OpenVAS for Windows via Greenbone

Greenbone maintains a Windows binary of the OMP command line tool for download: OMP Remote Control.

openSUSE Build Service (OBS)

With the openSUSE Build Service, packages are currently build for the following distributions:

Packages can be downloaded from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/security:/OpenVAS:/UNSTABLE:/v6/.

Atomicorp Repository (Atomic)

Packages for various releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Fedora are available from the Atomicorp repository at http://updates.atomicorp.com/.

The archives are available through the yum package manager for Fedora, RHEL and CentOS. These archives require access to both the vendors base and update channels. More information is available from the archive website.