Manual Reference Pages - GREENBONE-NVT-SYNC (8)
greenbone-nvt-sync - updates the OpenVAS security checks from Greenbone Security Feed
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).
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.
For more information see:
This manual page was written by
Jan-Oliver Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
greenbone-nvt-sync script was written by Greenbone Networks GmbH.
|The OpenVAS Project ||GREENBONE-NVT-SYNC (8) ||January 2011 |
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