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|0004593||Kali Linux||[All Projects] Kali Package Bug||public||2018-03-04 23:30||2018-05-08 07:58|
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|Summary||0004593: Verbose output in terminal when starting or stopping openvas services.|
|Description||When I want to use the Openvas vulnerability scanner, the first thing I do is start the service (from the terminal) thus:|
and a few moments later, I am returned to my normal prompt. There is no information of any kind output to my terminal. Now however, there is a great deal of information output when I start the service. There is also a separate window opened displaying an error message:
Failed to execute default Web Browser
and likewise, when I stop the service there is another page or two of information. This never used to happen before. I have, rightly or wrongly, marked the "bug" as minor. Now when I run a scan, things appear to be working as they should except that the scan progress bar appears to be stuck at 1%. So I can't tell if the scan has finished or not!
I copied and pasted all the output and have included it as an uploaded file. Thanks in advance for any help.
|Steps To Reproduce||Open a terminal and start the Openvas service with:|
|Additional Information||Functionality of the Openvas scanner seems to have been affected (the progress bar indicator) though not to any great extent.|
The package recently (since 9.0.2kali3) had an update:
- Switch from "services" (old way) to "systemctl" (new method).
- At the same time, the output was made more verbose (by checking the status of the services once started/stopped)
- There's been an increase of text also printed the terminal, as well as opening the browser to the web UI (to create some consistency between them - i.e. beef, xplico, dradis and openvas).
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"Failed to execute default Web Browser", I believe is a XFCE error? What is your Kali environment and setup?
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"scan progress bar appears to be stuck at 1%". How long for? Other than the package being updated, anything else being altered in the scanning environment?
What happens if you do:
service greenbone-security-assistant start
service openvas-scanner start
service openvas-manager start
and then try and re-scan?
This is switching back to the old method to starting the services up.
The only other suggestion I have is opening the OpenVAS feeds before scanning.
Thank you very much for that.
Openvas worked sweet as a nut until the recent package upgrade.
I'm using Kali Light which uses XFCE by default. I'm running it on a HP laptop, 2GHz quad-core, 4GB ram. I update/upgrade my system daily.
The progress bar doesn't move off 1% because once I switch to a different task view, it ceased to auto-refresh; I had this feature originally set to 'every 30 seconds'.
I tested it this morning on a VM and it seems to work OK; no automatic browser opening, though it never used to do that anyway so it's not something I miss!
Thanks again; much appreciated.
|2018-03-04 23:30||johnny_moss||New Issue|
|2018-03-04 23:30||johnny_moss||File Added: openvas_output|
|2018-03-05 07:29||g0tmi1k||Note Added: 0008854|
|2018-03-05 11:18||johnny_moss||Note Added: 0008856|
|2018-03-06 10:46||g0tmi1k||Relationship added||related to 0004606|
|2018-05-08 07:58||g0tmi1k||Status||new => resolved|
|2018-05-08 07:58||g0tmi1k||Resolution||open => fixed|