Only TCP-SYN Service Ping works


#1

hello…

i have a fresh install of a openvas 9 on an aws cent os instance.
have tested scanning other instances - all controlled by me - and the only “Alive Test” setting that works is “TCP-SYN Service Ping” (the “good setting”). tried all of them. also tried the “wizard” to setup a “full and very deep ultimate” scan. all scans - except the ones using the “good setting” - end in less than a minute with no results. the only result the “good setting” produces is a “low severity” result “NVT: TCP timestamps”…

what should i do or change so i can get a “full and very deep ultimate” scan to work as expected…

thanks…


#2

Hi, when choosing the category for a topic please try to have a look at the category description for each category first:

The current used category is/was https://community.greenbone.net/c/vulnerability-tests (Description: About the Vulnerability Tests category) which is about vulnerability tests (the so called “NASL scripts”).

Based on your questions it seems to be relevant to the OpenVAS/GVM configuration/setup or some networking/environmental issues and not a vulnerability test itself. For such questions the https://community.greenbone.net/c/gse (Description: About the Source Edition (GSE) category) needs to be chosen.

I have moved the topic to the correct category for now. It could be possible that the info above is made more prominent / easier to find in the future.


#3

hi cfi… thanks for the explanation… new to the forums. was using the mailing list which apparently is no longer an option…

thanks for moving my post into the correct category…


#4

ok… hello… so… looked around the logs… here is what i found in openvassd.log:

(scan run as:
OpenVAS Default (Type: OpenVAS Scanner)
Scan Config: Full and fast
)

openvassd.log:

[Tue Nov 27 20:41:07 2018][5374] Starts a new scan. Target(s) : xxx.xxx.xxx.19, with max_hosts = 20 and max_checks = 4
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:07 2018][5374] exclude_hosts: Skipped 0 host(s).
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:07 2018][5374] Testing my.domain.com (xxx.xxx.xxx.19) [5382]
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.11153
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100082
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100489
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100152
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100062
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.100151
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10092
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.11153
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.900239
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.105782
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.103692
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.17975
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.108203
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.108203
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.10330
[Tue Nov 27 20:41:34 2018][5382] Possible dependency cycle detected 1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.19559
[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] [13162] release_connection_fd: close() : Bad file descriptor

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13162] [13162] release_connection_fd: close() : Bad file descriptor

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] [13163] release_connection_fd: close() : Bad file descriptor

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] Severe bug! Unhandled transport layer -1 (fd=1000000)

[Tue Nov 27 20:54:23 2018][13163] [13163] release_connection_fd: close() : Bad file descriptor

[Tue Nov 27 20:59:35 2018][5382] Finished testing xxx.xxx.xxx.19. Time : 1107.03 secs
[Tue Nov 27 20:59:35 2018][5374] Test complete

… the end…

Severe bug!?!

what’s next?

thanks…


#5

Hi,

try to compare your current used OpenVAS/GVM components (see Hint: How to compare the current used versions of the OpenVAS/GVM packages with the GVM-9 stable release?) with the GVM-9 (stable, initial release 2017-03-07) ones.

Most likely you’re running outdated components which are affected by a variant of Community feed unusable which got fixed in newer releases.