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Kali Linux Cookbook - Second Edition by Bob Perciaccante, Corey P. Schultz

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How to do it...

We will perform the steps necessary to install OpenVAS on Kali:

  1. If you have not fully updated your Kali Linux installation, you will want to do so now. From the root shell, run the following command. If there are many updates, this may take a while, but be patient. Once the update process is complete, reboot the system, login, and open a root shell again:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
  1. From the root shell, use apt-get to download and install OpenVAS: 
apt-get install openvas
  1. Once the installation is complete, run the following from the root shell to kick off the setup process. Due to the amount of data needed, it is likely this will take a while even over a fast connection, so be prepared to wait:
openvas-setup ...

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