greenbone-nvt-sync(8) updates the OpenVAS security checks from Greenbone Security Feed




The OpenVAS Scanner performs several security checks. These are called Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs) and are mostly implemented in the programming language NASL. Some NVTs are wrappers for external tools. As new security holes are published every day, new NVTs appear in the Greenbone Security Feed. This feed is commercial and requires a respective subscription key. The OpenVAS project offers a free Feed which can be issued via openvas-nvt-sync(8).

The script greenbone-nvt-sync will fetch all new and updated security checks and install them at the proper location. Once this is done it will try to restart the openvas-scanner(8) so that the new NVTs are loaded and considered for new security scans. If your installation does not allow automatic restart, you need to restart the scanner manually.


This manual page was written by Jan-Oliver Wagner <[email protected]>.

The greenbone-nvt-sync script was written by Greenbone Networks GmbH.