Greenbone upgradation in Kali Linux 2020.2

Please help me. I am new for this. I updated my Kali to 2020.2 and OpenVas also upgraded to 7.0 to 9.0. But Greenbone is still 7.0.3. How can I upgrade this to 9.0 . What is the difference here between greenbone and Openvas? I am not able to upgrade Greenbone?


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Thanks you!!

My greenbone is saying Greenbone-Security-Assistant is already the newest version (7.0.3+dfsg.1-1)

The version information is a bit confusing. The OpenVAS suite got renamed to GVM with version 9. The components of the suite may have different version numbers. See About the Greenbone Source Edition (GSE) category for more details about our releases.

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Thank you for reply… Please have a look
My Kali version…
kumar@MyKali:~# cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“Kali GNU/Linux Rolling”
NAME=“Kali GNU/Linux”

Openvas is saying below on my Kali…

kumar@MyKali:~# openvas-check-setup --v9
openvas-check-setup 2.3.7
Test completeness and readiness of OpenVAS-9
Step 4: Checking Greenbone Security Assistant (GSA) …
OK: Greenbone Security Assistant is present in version 7.0.3.
OK: Your OpenVAS certificate infrastructure passed validation.
It seems like your OpenVAS-9 installation is OK.

openvas is already the newest version (9.0.3kali1).
openvas-cli is already the newest version (1.4.5-2).
openvas-cli set to manually installed.
openvas-manager is already the newest version (7.0.3-1).

When I try to install Greenbone…

kumar@MyKali:~# apt-get install greenbone*
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Note, selecting ‘greenbone-security-assistant’ for glob ‘greenbone*’
Note, selecting ‘greenbone-security-assistant-common’ for glob ‘greenbone*’
greenbone-security-assistant is already the newest version (7.0.3+dfsg.1-1).
greenbone-security-assistant-common is already the newest version (7.0.3+dfsg.1-1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 410 not upgraded.

Please now help me…

Kali Linux is only shipping the end-of-life and unsupported OpenVAS/GVM-9 so you can’t use apt-get install to install GVM-11 (the latest and current recommended stable version of GVM).

If you want to use a more recent version and supported version of GVM on Kali Linux you need to uninstall all Kali packages and build GVM-11 from source.

More info about the current stable GVM-11 and where to get it is available at:

There are also some 3rdparty installation guides like e.g.

which might be applicable on Kali Linux as well.

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