we are running OpenVAS on Kali to automatically scan systems in our network (version details below). Now suddenly, all scheduled and requested tasks simply stop at 1%.
When starting a task openvassd starts serving on a socket and openvasmd starts handling the task (
openvasmd: OTP: Handling scan). Approximately 5 seconds later openvasmd reports the warning
openvas_scanner_read: Failed to read from scanner: Connection reset by peer and then stops the task. Openvas never tries to contact the hosts to be scanned, everything happens before any network activity.
These are the errors I can find:
# file: /var/log/openvas/openvassd.messages openvassd: Serving /var/run/openvassd.sock(main+0x37f)[0x560e760d70cf] # file: /var/log/openvas/openvasmd.log md main:WARNING:[...]: openvas_scanner_read: Failed to read from scanner: Connection reset by peer event task:MESSAGE:[...]: Status of task [...] has changed to Stopped # journalctl -xe [...] vas greenbone-certdata-sync: Calling openvasmd to check for alerts [...] vas gsad: xsltFreeStackElem: Unexpected RVT flag (nil) [...] vas gsad: xsltFreeStackElem: Unexpected RVT flag (nil) [...] <continues Unexpected RVT flag messages> [....] vas kernel: perf: interrupt took too long (3148 > 3128), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 63500
OS and version information:
# lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Kali Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling Release: kali-rolling Codename: kali-rolling # uname -a Linux vas 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux # apt show openvas Package: openvas Version: 9.0.3kali1 Priority: optional Section: net Maintainer: Kali Developers <email@example.com> Installed-Size: 59,4 kB Depends: openvas-manager (>= 7.0.2-4), openvas-scanner (>= 5.1.1-4), greenbone-security-assistant (>= 7.0.0), openvas-cli (>= 1.4.5)
I tried restarting the services. I tried restarting the machine. I deleted old and created new tasks. Nothing helps. All packages as well as feeds are on the newest version. Nothing else is running on the machine (except openssh-server).
Any suggestions what could be the problem?
Thanks and kind regards