Basis of the procedure
OpenVAS uses the SMB protocol for local security checks on Windows operating systems.
For this reason, smbclient must be installed on the OpenVAS server.
apt-get install smbclient
The smbclient file, which must be located in the system path, is used.
Smbclient must be executable with the rights of the OpenVAS scanner.
A user with administrative rights is required to access Windows systems.
This user and his password are stored in the graphical interface of OpenVAS as SMB credentials. A domain user can also be used within a domain.
The credentials must be used in a target.
There are various NVTs that can help identify problems:
For example, a missing smbclient:
Wrong log in credentials:
Successful log in: