Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2011
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Greenbone scan comes back empty

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

I installed OpenVas on a Centos 7 server and ran the checkup successfully.

When I run a scan to this ip address the results comes back empty and
it says;

The report is empty. This can happen for the following reasons:
The target hosts could be regarded dead.

I ran tcpdump but nothing happens when I run the scan

sudo tcpdump -i eth0 host -v
tcpdump: listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 65535 bytes

I can run nmap and see the ports are open and I can ping and ssh to the target host from the openvas server.

Starting Nmap 6.47 ( ) at 2017-07-27 18:14 UTC
Initiating Ping Scan at 18:14
Scanning [2 ports]
Completed Ping Scan at 18:14, 0.00s elapsed (1 total hosts)
Initiating Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 18:14
Completed Parallel DNS resolution of 1 host. at 18:14, 0.00s elapsed
Initiating Connect Scan at 18:14
Scanning ip-172-24-12-233.ec2.internal ( [65535 ports]
Discovered open port 22/tcp on
Discovered open port 21/tcp on
Discovered open port 25/tcp on
Discovered open port 80/tcp on
Discovered open port 3306/tcp on
Completed Connect Scan at 18:14, 2.44s elapsed (65535 total ports)
Nmap scan report for ip-172-24-12-233.ec2.internal (
Host is up (0.0016s latency).
Not shown: 65530 closed ports
21/tcp open ftp
22/tcp open ssh
25/tcp open smtp
80/tcp open http
3306/tcp open mysql

Read data files from: /usr/bin/../share/nmap
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2.48 seconds
Old 08-10-2017, 06:18 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Slackware 14.2
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 23
According to this website, I believe OpenVAS use ports 9390 to 9393.

Once you start OpenVAS, have you tried checking those ports are bound to the application? You can do this using the netstat command.

Also, can you connect to 9390-9393 using netcat?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My brothers MFC j430w printer,prints but won't scan, I'm using xsane scan program , jbander Linux - Hardware 4 08-01-2013 05:04 PM
installed print-scan prints beautifully but will not scan Philippe Lousberg Linux - Wireless Networking 1 03-07-2013 10:27 AM
Scripting Help--Check empty string condition (not null, but empty!) sungchoiok Linux - Newbie 4 01-01-2012 03:46 PM
ar242x chipset detected by ath5k in 2.6.30 but iwlist scan empty. ath5k bug? saltthefries Linux - Hardware 7 09-20-2009 07:23 PM
To SCAN or not to SCAN? HP750xi Suse 9.2 Pro newtwolinux Linux - Hardware 4 06-22-2005 04:02 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration