Is it possible to run openvas as a non-root user ? and is it even something we want to do ?
Nmap, although not really a scanner, suffers limitations if run as a non root user. Would that be the same with Openvas ?
I’m curious because all installations I’ve seen so far are run as root; which is the installation by default, while theorically there is no reason to do so. And I havn’t find any informations on this on the net.
No; by openvas I mean the whole package of latest stable release (7.0.3). I know the branding is changing, but to my knowledge the 7.0.3 source still use openvasmd & openvassd naming convention. And by extension, I mean also gsad.
Having said that; it would be nice to have this documented somewhere. I looked in the documentation but couldn’t fin anything on this secure configuration.