OpenVAS in Backtrack
Using Backtrack you can try out OpenVAS on the Backtrack live CD.
OpenVAS and BackTrack 4
OpenVAS is part of the Backtrack 4 prefinal version.
After you download, boot Backtrack 4 prefinal, start the Backtrack GUI and do the following:
- Choose K -> Backtrack -> Vulnerability Identification -> OPENVAS -> OpenVas Make Cert (and follow the instructions)
- Choose K -> Backtrack -> Vulnerability Identification -> OPENVAS -> OpenVas Add User (and follow the instructions)
- Choose K -> Backtrack -> Vulnerability Identification -> OPENVAS -> OpenVas NVT Sync (optionally - if you have internet connection, download latest plugins)
- Choose K -> Backtrack -> Vulnerability Identification -> OPENVAS -> OpenVas Server (it will take some time)
- Choose K -> Backtrack -> Vulnerability Identification -> OPENVAS -> OpenVas Client (connect to OpenVAS server and start scanning)
Note that OpenVAS was not included in Backtrack 4 beta release.
OpenVAS and BackTrack 3
As OpenVAS is not in Backtrack 3 by default you can download the lzm module of OpenVAS stable (2.0.0):
If you don't have experience with adding additional lzm modules to
Backtrack, read this.
Or you can download a remastered Backtrack3 ISO which includes the OpenVAS lzm (it still fits on 700 Mb CD):
After you download, boot the remastered Backtrack3 cd, open a terminal and enter following:
- openvas-setup (this will setup openvas and run openvas-mkcert and add user)
- openvas-nvt-sync (optionally - if you have internet connection, download latest plugins)
- openvasd -D (run OpenVAS server, ignore the missing inc files warning, we're still building free replacements)
- OpenVAS-Client (run OpenVAS Client)
Other development or old modules (all compiled with debug symbols on):
- openvas-1-debug.lzm - OpenVAS stable version with debug symbols (use it for bug reports)
- openvas-2.0.0.beta2.lzm - latest OpenVAS beta edition (2.0.0beta2) - help us test it!
- openvas-2.0.0.beta1.lzm - OpenVAS beta, previous beta release
Old ISO files (OpenVAS 1.x): http://www.linux.hr/openvas/bt3/bt3-openvas.iso
How you can use lzm files with BackTrack official release?
Boot BackTrack, open terminal and say:
lzm2dir /path/to/openvas.lzm /
Disclaimer: The remastered ISO file is not an official BackTrack release and you will not receive support for it in any of the official BackTrack locations. If you need help regarding OpenVAS on BackTrack, feel free to contact the OpenVAS development team.