Using Docker To Install OpenVAS On CentOS

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Description:

Saw a post on r/sysadmin the other day with a walkthrough on using Docker for the first time. Thought I would take some notes:

To Resolve:

  1. On the host computer, open up Hyper V and create a new Virtual Machine. Download the Centos7 iso if you don’t already have it.

  2. Before starting the virtual machine, we need to edit its properties:

    • Change UEFI option to UEFI Authority
    • Change Network Adapter to Enable MAC Address spoofing
    • Enable Nested Virtualization. On the host machine, open Powershell as admin and type:
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    Set-Vmprocessor -Vmname Docker -Enablevirtualizationextensions $True
    
  3. Install Centos7 minimal on a Virtual Machine.

  4. Update it and give it a static IP, and install Docker stuff:

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    # Update:
    sudo yum update
    
    # Set a static ip = https://automationadmin.com/2016/10/setting-a-static-ip-in-centos/
    
    # Install docker
    yum install -y yum-utils device-mapper-persistent-data lvm2
    yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo
    yum-config-manager --enable docker--ce-edge
    yum-config-manager --enable docker--ce-test
    yum install docker-ce
    
    # Start and enable docker
    systemctl start docker
    systemctl enable docker
    
  5. Now that docker is installed, we can search for images to run. For example, let’s install OpenVAS:

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    # Search docker images:
    docker search openvas
    
    # Download an image
    docker pull mikesplain/openvas
    
    # See images
    docker images
    
  6. Now lets start and run it:

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    # To run: The command breakdown is: -d is background (detach), -p is ports, --name is just a name, and last is the image file.
    docker run -d -p 443:443 -p 9390:9390 --name openvas mikesplain/openvas
    
    # To see running docker images:
    docker ps
    
    # To see installation logs
    docker logs -ft mikesplain/openvas
    
    # Add firewall exceptions:
    firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=443/tcp --permanent
    firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=9390/tcp --permanent
    firewall-cmd --reload
    
    # To see all containers created, but some may be offline
    docker ps -a
    
  7. That is it, if you want to see the OpenVAS web GUI, just go to https://10.10.10.23 (if the Centos VM static IP is 10.10.10.23) in a browser on CentOS. It should bring up OpenVAS login! Creds are ‘admin/admin’

References:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIa7UYAe_U4&feature=youtu.be

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