OpenVAS remote network security scanner
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OpenVAS Scanner

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This is the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) Scanner of the Greenbone Vulnerability Management (GVM) Solution.

It is used for the Greenbone Security Manager appliances and is a full-featured scan engine that executes a continuously updated and extended feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs).

Installation

This module can be configured, built and installed with following commands:

cmake .
make install

For detailed installation requirements and instructions, please see the file INSTALL.md. The file also contains instructions for setting up openvas-scanner and for making the scanner available to other GVM modules.

If you are not familiar or comfortable building from source code, we recommend that you use the Greenbone Community Edition, a prepared virtual machine with a readily available setup. Information regarding the virtual machine is available at https://www.greenbone.net/en/community-edition/.

Support

For any question on the usage of openvas-scanner please use the Greenbone Community Portal. If you found a problem with the software, please create an issue on GitHub. If you are a Greenbone customer you may alternatively or additionally forward your issue to the Greenbone Support Portal.

Maintainer

This project is maintained by Greenbone Networks GmbH.

Contributing

Your contributions are highly appreciated. Please create a pull request on GitHub. Bigger changes need to be discussed with the development team via the issues section at GitHub first.

License

This module is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.0 only. Single files, however, are licensed either the GNU General Public License v2.0 only or under GNU General Public License v2.0 or later, please see the COPYING file for details.