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Installing OpenVAS (GVM) on CentOS 7

Installing OpenVAS (GVM) on CentOS 7

This is a walkthough for installing and configuring OpenVAS (GVM) on CentOS 7. OpenVAS (Open Vulnerability Assessment System) is an opensource vulnerability scanner. Update 20April2019: Greenbone is deprecating OpenVAS version 9 and version 10 is now known as Greenbone Vulnerability Manager (GVM). Likewise, the new rpms are called ‘greenbone-vulnerability-manager’ and ‘gvm-libs’ which replace the ‘openvas’ and ‘openvas-libraries’ rpms. If you are upgrading from 9 to the latest version, you may lose your previous tasks and reports so beware! Also, if…

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Installing Nagios XI on CentOS 7

Installing Nagios XI on CentOS 7

First things first, why CentOS 7 instead of 6? Well, CentOS 6 has issues with Python updating because of yum. Yes, you can install a separate instance, but it’s not fun and it can break down the road. Second, why not use the OVA provided by Nagios? As of September 2017, the version of Python on the OVA is ancient — 2.6.6. And because yum is tied to it, you can’t update it or you need to install a separate…

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