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0006223Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2020-12-01 10:41
Reportermstra007 Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006223: New install of Kali 2020.1b Live/Persistence with Openvas install
DescriptionKali 2020.1b boots up on new bootable flash drive, looks good.

Installed Openvas and setup...

Ran Openvas start as root, startup script looks good but, it popped up error window instead of GSA web console.

Error is as follows:

Failed to execute default Web Browser
Input/Output error.

Loopback ports are listening 9390, 9392, 80

ping of is good over wifi

Is there a problem with the openvas-start script running as root or admin?

Help a novice Kali user...

Thanks, Mike
Steps To ReproduceVia menu or at root@kali# openvas-start

Fails to make loopback web connection for GSA to come up showing the dashboard.

I do not get the popup about certification either...

Thanks, Mike
Additional InformationOpenvas installed is 9.0...

I have installed Kali 2020.1 and Openvas on a computer and it runs fine.

I setup a 4G partition for persistence to work too.



2020-03-27 13:30


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2020-04-03 15:50

reporter   ~0012580

After installing, setting up, checking setup, password creation, and starting OpenVAS, everything went fine except for the browser not opening on its own "Failed to execute default browser Web Browser". I'm assuming its a permission issue setting of some sort (although I tried allowing everything and didn't seem to work). a quick fix and to get OpenVAS to work, click on the Kali browser (without exiting from the command shell, to keep running OpenVAS of course) then type in and hit enter, then allow the security prompt that the browser throws out, and you're in.


2020-12-01 10:41

administrator   ~0013760

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.
Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (
If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-03-27 13:30 mstra007 New Issue
2020-03-27 13:30 mstra007 File Added: Screenshot_2020-03-27_09-02-01.png
2020-03-27 13:30 mstra007 File Added: Screenshot_2020-03-27_08-59-57.png
2020-04-03 15:50 ATC Note Added: 0012580
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0013760
2020-12-01 10:41 g0tmi1k Status new => closed