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0005233Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2019-03-16 08:26
ReporterGvHAssigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2018.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005233: After Kali upgrade OpenVAS targets with subnet definition don't work any longer
DescriptionAfter upgrading Kali to 2019.1 we have problem with OpenVAS. Existing targets with a subnet definition (e.g. is considered invalid. Creating new targets fails, both from CLI and through GSA webinterface.

Main problem is that existing targets are no longer valid. In GSA the number op IPs is -1 for these targets.
OpenVAS itself isn't updated.

Distributor ID: Kali
Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
Release: 2019.1
Codename: n/a

openvas/kali-rolling,now 9.0.3kali1 all [installed]
Steps To Reproduceomp --config-file=/home/kali/.openvas_adm --details --xml '
<create_target_response status_text="Error in host specification" status="400"></create_target_response>

The problem depends on the position of '/'. If '/' is the 12th or higher character there is no problem.
So: --> Fails --> Fails --> Fails --> Fails --> no problem. '/' is 12th character --> Fails --> no problem --> no problem



2019-02-04 14:34

reporter   ~0010251

I've found a workaround for old targets that have problems after the upgrade:
* Generate a list of all IP-adressses in the subnet for example with 'nmap -sL'
* Stop openvas-manager
* Open SQLite3 databse: sqlite3 /var/lib/openvas/mgr/tasks.db
* Update table targets. E.g. update targets set hosts = '<IP-list>' where name = '<targetname>'
* Start openvas-manager


2019-02-13 23:43

reporter   ~0010299

Same problem today.


2019-02-14 07:44

administrator   ~0010300

Can you report this to OpenVAS upstream developers?


2019-02-14 12:12

reporter   ~0010302

This problem is already known in the Greenbone Community. See


2019-02-14 15:03

administrator   ~0010306

Nice, but last I checked, they were using a bug tracker on sourceforge. Or is there a better way to contact the upstream developers ?


2019-02-15 15:15

reporter   ~0010310

I don't know what is the best way to contact OpenVAS upstream developers. I'm just a simple enduser. The only place I found to report bugs where this Kali Linux Bug Tracker and the Greenbone community. I can't find an OpenVAS bug tracker on Sourceforge, sorry.


2019-03-16 08:26

reporter   ~0010425

Source code and issue trackers for all components seems to have moved to github:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-02-01 15:03 GvH New Issue
2019-02-04 14:34 GvH Note Added: 0010251
2019-02-13 23:43 MelroyB Note Added: 0010299
2019-02-14 07:44 rhertzog Note Added: 0010300
2019-02-14 12:12 GvH Note Added: 0010302
2019-02-14 15:03 rhertzog Note Added: 0010306
2019-02-15 15:15 GvH Note Added: 0010310
2019-03-16 08:26 kali-bugreport Note Added: 0010425