OpenVAS quick start on Ubuntu

  1. Hit the Dash, or launch menu, type “terminal” to open the console.
  2. Become administrator: sudo bash -l
  3. Install OpenVAS: aptitude install openvas-server openvas-client
  4. Run the server: /etc/init.d/openvas-server start
  5. Add a new user account for the scaner: openvas-adduser
    1. Login: admin
    2. Authentication: pass
    3. Password: <type your password>
    4. User rules: default accept
    5. Hit Return/Enter to accept
  6. From the Dash home or launch menu, run OpenVAS-client
  7. Login, accept the certificate, setup the scope options and execute!