The OpenVAS tool, is very familiar to Nessus, they are both a great tools for vulnerability scan.
#1) Let’s launch OpenVAS by the command:
assault@kalivm:~$ sudo openvas-start
*You should get this output*
Ok, let’s continue…
#2) Open Browser and go to: https://127.0.0.1:9392 & type your UserName & Password (go to page: Install)
Welcome to OpenVAS
Let’s add a new target.
#3) Tap on Configuration > Targets
#4) Tap on the blue star icon.
#5) Fill in your target’s details.
Make sure that Port List set to: OpenVAS Default.
And tap Create Target.
On this screen, make sure that the details are OK.
Go back to Configuration > Targets, to make sure that the target that you have created, is exist at the Targets’s List.
#6) Go back to OpenVAS home page, and hit on “New Task” (the blue star icon)
#7) Fill in the task details.
Tap the “Scan Targets” and you will see your Target’s name that you have been created.
Chose your Target name, in my case it’s: My Zombie.
Under Scanner title > Scan Config, choose what every you want.
As you can see, i chose: Full and fast.
And hit Create Task.
Now we have new Task that ready to go, with the Status: New
Go back to OpenVAS home page.
As you can see, now we have new task that ready to go.
#8) Hit Start to scan the new target by the green icon under Actions.
#9) Tap on the 3 tiny arrows above the target, to get more info, while OpenVAS is in progress
And you should get this:
Now, sit back and relax, while OpenVAS is working on your target.
You can tap on the Status Progress of your target, to get status about the current scan.
You should get this:
Here is an example by Gamer Forever