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
Upgrade Kali Linux
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
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:
There we must add the following lines:
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free deb http://old.kali.org/kali healthy main non-free contrib deb http://old.kali.org/kali 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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