DRAFT - Not ready yet!
This virtual machine comes to you care of $DayJob frustrations and the need to generate logs. This month we are covering log entries and in my lab at work there was a need to trigger some alarms. So I set out to build an OpenVAS  suite in order to trigger several different detection systems.
The Greenbone Security Manager  provided an excellent, albeit not ‘as’ intuitive as I like, interface for scheduling scans and basically sending out network and application nastiness.
It had been a while since I had last set up an OpenVAS Suite so “to the Google Batman” ... In doing a quick search I located several blog entries on different distribution installs    as well as the OpenVAS Docs . In this prep I also was looking for the smoothest distribution for install as this was going to sit as a virtual machine in my $DayJob lab and after searching forums the easiest seems to be Ubuntu on 12.04 LTS.
If you are going to install on CentOS, a couple of observations:
There will likely end up being some errors ( see ) to work through.
If you manage to get it working and don’t see traffic leaving yet Greenbone says your job is running? “Audit2Allow  is your friend!”
For those that want to take the lazy way out :) the file you are looking for is in /etc/selinux and is config:
General Install Caveats
Syncing from OpenVAS takes a very ...... very long time. Just be patient if you build your own, the initial sync does take a great deal of time (days occasionally). If you don’t want to take the time to install your own, you can download the below Greenbone VM.
Running a Job
The Greenbone VM
Size: 2.4 GB
Type: OVF Template
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (patched as of 16 OCT 2013)
System Account: openvas
System Password: sanstraining
Greenbone Account: admin
Greenbone Password: sanstraining
All passwords will be sanstraining
VM Is set for DHCP on Boot.
Richard Porter || @packetalien || rporter at isc dot sans dot edu || packetalien.com