The Greenbone Vulnerability Manager is the central management service between security scanners and the user clients.
It manages the storage of any vulnerability management configurations and of the scan results. Access to data, control commands and workflows is offered via the XML-based Greenbone Management Protocol (GMP). Controlling scanners like OpenVAS is done via the Open Scanner Protocol (OSP).
All release files are signed with
the Greenbone Community Feed integrity key.
This gpg key can be downloaded at https://www.greenbone.net/GBCommunitySigningKey.asc
and the fingerprint is
8AE4 BE42 9B60 A59B 311C 2E73 9823 FAA6 0ED1 E580.
This module can be configured, built and installed with following commands:
cmake . make install
For detailed installation requirements and instructions, please see the file
INSTALL.md. The file also contains instructions for setting up
gvmd and for connecting
gvmd to vulnerability scanners and to the
GSA web interface.
In case everything was installed using the defaults, then starting the manager daemon can be done with this simple command:
To see all available command line options of gvmd enter this command:
If you are not familiar or comfortable building from source code, we recommend that you use the Greenbone Security Manager TRIAL (GSM TRIAL), a prepared virtual machine with a readily available setup. Information regarding the virtual machine is available at https://www.greenbone.net/en/testnow.
For any question on the usage of
gvmd please use the Greenbone Community
Portal. If you found a problem with the
software, please create an issue on
GitHub. If you are a Greenbone customer you may alternatively or additionally
forward your issue to the Greenbone Support Portal.
This project is maintained by Greenbone Networks GmbH.
Copyright (C) 2009-2021 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 or later.