How to install OpenVas 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

Published on Author JF

This installation covers my experience with installing only OpenVas VERSION 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial only.

There are a variety of resources out there that will help you install previous versions like these:

Again, this works for Verion 9 only.

Update Ubuntu

sudo lsb_release -a
sudo apt-get -y update && upgrade
sudo reboot (if possible)

Add needed resources

We will need to add a repo and other miscellaneous items & tools

Repo for OpenVas9

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mrazavi/openvas

Misc Tools

  • sqlite3
  • rpm
  • nsis<

2 Responses to How to install OpenVas 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

  1. Several small mistakes / typo’s in this “run book”
    example :
    1°. When installing latex, the command is “apte-get” instead of apt-get
    2°. firewall (ufw) is configured while it should first be installed
    3°. installation of openvas9 is made with the command : “sudo install openvas9” while it should have been : “sudo apt-get install openvas9”