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I've just installed OpenVAS ... however when I checked on Feed Status, I found that OpenVAS CERT Feed is too old as shown in the screenshot below.

Too old (14 days) - Please check the automatic synchronization of your system

The solution suggested was to check automatic synchronization in the system. Unfortunately I was not sure how to do that.

I've searched around but couldn't find similar problem. So I guess posting the question here might be helpful.

OpenVAS CERT Feed Status: Please check the automatic synchronization of your system

OpenVAS CERT Feed Status: Please check the automatic synchronization of your system

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To get updated content from the feeds you need to run the following scripts (in this order) on a daily base via e.g. cron:

greenbone-nvt-sync

greenbone-scapdata-sync

greenbone-certdata-sync

If there is any issue during the sync the scripts should give you additional info.

  • I would add that you typically will need to prefix all of those with 'sudo'. Not doing so will result in the scripting going through everything... but with 'permission denied'. – danno Oct 25 '18 at 16:18

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