How To Install OpenVAS on Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a comprehensive toolset consisting of hundreds of information security tools, including penetration testing, security research, forensic computing, and reverse engineering.

Developed and backed by Offensive Security, a renowned organization in information security training, Kali Linux guarantees reliability and integrity.

To download Kali Linux, users can visit the official website

OpenVAS is a free vulnerability exploration and management framework that provides a suite of services and tools. It efficiently performs Network Vulnerability Tests (NVT) and is available under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).

OpenVAS follows a similar architecture structure to this one, offering a comprehensive solution for vulnerability exploration and management in multiple operating systems.

How To Install OpenVAS on Kali Linux

How to install OpenVAS on Kali Linux

Upgrade Kali Linux

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

How to install OpenVAS on Kali Linux

This process can take between 8 to 10 minutes.

Install OpenVAS

1. Once the system is updated, the next step is to proceed with the installation of OpenVAS, for this we must execute the following command:

apt-get install openvas

In some cases, when we run apt-get install openvas, the error Unable to locate the openvas package shows up.

For this, we will access the /etc/apt/sources.list directory using the desired editor:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

There we must add the following lines:

deb kali-rolling main contrib non-free

deb healthy main non-free contrib

deb moto main non-free contrib

We save the changes and run apt-get update to update the system and thus be able to download and install OpenVAS.

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