Configure OpenVAS

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The OpenVAS Scanner

This article explains how to configure a simple OpenVAS’s Task that can be used by SGBox to launch a network scan.


  • OpenVAS must be installed

Connect to OpenVAS web interface on port 4000.
user: sgbox
pass: sgbox


From Scan Management menu, click New Task


  • Choose a name for the Task.
  • Select Localhost as Scan Target ( It’ll be changed with the correct scan target by SGBox when the scan is lauched).
  • Choose a Scan Config ( in our case we use Full and Fast config ).

Click on Create Task


Select Scan Managemnet > Task.
You can see the created Task. OpenVAS has been configured