Friday, January 8, 2010

Check Ubuntu 8.04 server security using OpenVAS

Install openvas server from source in ubunutu 8.04


apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libglib2.0-dev libssl-dev htmldoc libgnutls-dev libpcap0.8-dev bison libgpgme11-dev libsmbclient-dev snmp pnscan


add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list


deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main


Install the server


apt-get install openvas-server openvas-server-dev openvas-plugins-dfsg openvas-plugins-base libopenvas2 libopenvas2-dev libopenvasnasl2 libopenvasnasl2-dev


Add your user


openvas-adduser


Update the feeds


openvas-nvt-sync



start the server


/etc/init.d/openvas-server start


Install the client

It would ask you to upgrade php etc and hence I compiled the agent from source. The trunk is incompatible with the openvas-server provided by debian repository.


svn co https://svn.wald.intevation.org/svn/openvas/branches/openvas-client-2-0/ openvas-client



cd openvas-client

./configure && make && make install


Running the agent in batch mode:

You can run the client to produce beautiful html with graphs using the following command line.

create a file named target with the host you want to check

cat >target
localhost
ctrl+c


OpenVAS-Client -q localhost 9390 ovasuser mypasswd target localhost-result -T html_graph -x


The run would take around 15 minutes and you will get the results in the localhost-result directory. View the HTML files using browser.

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