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A tool for downloading the Greenbone Community Feed

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greenbone-feed-sync

New script for downloading the Greenbone Community Feed

Installation

Requirements

Python 3.9 and later is supported.

greenbone-feed-sync requires the rsync tool being installed and available within the PATH.

On Debian based Distributions like Ubuntu and Kali rsync can be installed via

sudo apt install rsync

Install using pipx

You can install the latest release of greenbone-feed-sync from the Python Package Index (pypi) using pipx

python3 -m pipx install greenbone-feed-sync

On Debian based Distributions like Ubuntu and Kali pipx itself can be installed via

sudo apt install pipx

Install using pip

NOTE: The pip install command does no longer work out-of-the-box in newer distributions like Ubuntu 23.04 or Debian 12 because of PEP 668. Please use the installation via pipx instead.

You can install the latest release of greenbone-feed-sync from the Python Package Index (pypi) using pip

python3 -m pip install greenbone-feed-sync

Usage

Most of the time you should just run the script without any arguments to download the new data for all necessary feed types

NOTE: See details about usage on Kali Linux

sudo greenbone-feed-sync

To get verbose progress output during the data download you might increase the verbosity

sudo greenbone-feed-sync -vvv

If the script is run in a cron job the output can be turned off via

sudo greenbone-feed-sync --quiet

To download only a specific feed content the --type argument can be used

sudo greenbone-feed-sync --type nvt

Run --help to get information about all possible types and additional argument options

greenbone-feed-sync --help

Usage on Kali Linux

When running greenbone-feed-sync as root user, for example via sudo, the actual user and group of the process are changed to the gvm user and group via seteuid. This is done to ensure that gvmd and openvas-scanner can read the downloaded file contents.

When using the Greenbone Community Edition installed via packages on Kali Linux a different user and group are used. They are both named _gvm instead. Therefore the group and user settings need to be adjusted. This can be done by using a config file.

sudo mkdir /etc/gvm
sudo chmod +r /etc/gvm
cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/gvm/greenbone-feed-sync.toml
[greenbone-feed-sync]
user="_gvm"
group="_gvm"
EOF
sudo chmod +r /etc/gvm/greenbone-feed-sync.toml

Command Completion

greenbone-feed-sync comes with support for command line completion in bash and zsh.

Setup for bash:

echo "source ~/.greenbone-feed-sync-complete.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
greenbone-feed-sync --print-completion bash > ~/.greenbone-feed-sync-complete.bash

Alternatively, you can use the result of the completion command directly with the eval function of your bash shell:

eval "$(greenbone-feed-sync --print-completion bash)"

Setup for zsh:

echo 'fpath=("$HOME/.zsh.d" $fpath)' >> ~/.zsh
mkdir -p ~/.zsh.d/
greenbone-feed-sync --print-completion zsh > ~/.zsh.d/_greenbone_feed_sync

Settings

The greenbone-feed-sync script is adjustable for all kind of purposes and very flexible which content gets downloaded. Most likely you will never need to adjust the settings because the defaults will suffice. Changing the settings is only required for experts and testing purposes.

verbose

Name Value
CLI Argument --verbose, -v
Config Variable verbose
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_VERBOSE
Default Value 2
Description Log verbosity. -vvv for maximum verbosity.

quiet

Name Value
CLI Argument --quiet
Config Variable
Environment Variable
Default Value
Description Disable all log output. Same as setting verbose or GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_VERBOSE to 0

config

Name Value
CLI Argument --config, -c
Config Variable
Environment Variable
Default Value ~/.config/greenbone-feed-sync.toml and /etc/gvm/greenbone-feed-sync.toml
Description TOML config file to load settings from.

private-directory

Name Value
CLI Argument --private-directory
Config Variable private-directory
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_PRIVATE_DIRECTORY
Default Value
Description (Sub-)Directory to exclude from the sync which will never get deleted automatically.

compression-level

Name Value
CLI Argument --compression-level
Config Variable compression-level
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_COMPRESSION_LEVEL
Default Value 9
Description rsync compression level 0-9. (0 - no compression, 9 - high compression)

type

Name Value
CLI Argument --type
Config Variable
Environment Variable
Default Value all
Description Specifies which feed data should be downloaded. Possible values are all, nvt/nvts, gvmd-data, scap, cert, notus, nasl, report-format/report-formats, scan-config/scan-configs or port-list/port-lists.

feed-url

Name Value
CLI Argument
Config Variable feed-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community
Description URL to download the feed data from. Other URLs will be relative to this URL by default. For example using rsync://example.com as feed url the notus url will be rsync://example.com/vulnerability-feed/22.04/vt-data/notus/.

destination-prefix

Name Value
CLI Argument
Config Variable destination-prefix
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_DESTINATION_PREFIX
Default Value /var/lib/
Description Directory prefix to use for default feed data download destinations. Other download destinations will be relative to this path by default. For example using /opt/lib as destination prefix will change the default of the notus destination to /opt/lib/notus.

gvmd-data-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --gvmd-data-destination
Config Variable gvmd-data-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_GVMD_DATA_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/data-objects/gvmd/22.04/
Description Destination of the downloaded gvmd data.

gvmd-data-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --gvmd-data-url
Config Variable gvmd-data-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_GVMD_DATA_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/data-feed/22.04/
Description URL to download the gvmd data from. This includes scan-configs, report-formats and port-lists.

notus-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --notus-destination
Config Variable notus-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_NOTUS_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/notus
Description Destination of the downloaded notus data.

notus-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --notus-url
Config Variable notus-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_NOTUS_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/vulnerability-feed/22.04/vt-data/notus/
Description URL to download the notus data from.

nasl-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --nasl-destination
Config Variable nasl-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_NASL_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/openvas/plugins
Description Destination of the downloaded nasl data.

nasl-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --nasl-url
Config Variable nasl-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_NASL_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/vulnerability-feed/22.04/vt-data/nasl/
Description URL to download the nasl data from.

scap-data-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --scap-data-destination
Config Variable scap-data-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_SCAP_DATA_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/scap-data
Description Destination of the downloaded SCAP data.

scap-data-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --scap-data-url
Config Variable scap-data-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_SCAP_DATA_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/vulnerability-feed/22.04/scap-data
Description URL to download the SCAP data from.

cert-data-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --cert-data-destination
Config Variable cert-data-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_CERT_DATA_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/cert-data
Description Destination of the downloaded CERT data.

cert-data-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --cert-data-url
Config Variable cert-data-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_CERT_DATA_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/vulnerability-feed/22.04/cert-data
Description URL to download the CERT data from.

report-formats-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --report-formats-destination
Config Variable report-formats-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_REPORT_FORMATS_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/data-objects/gvmd/22.04/report-formats
Description Destination of the downloaded report format data.

report-formats-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --report-formats-url
Config Variable report-formats-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_REPORT_FORMATS_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/data-feed/22.04/report-formats
Description URL to download the report format data from.

scan-configs-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --scan-configs-destination
Config Variable scan-configs-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_SCAN_CONFIGS_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/data-objects/gvmd/22.04/scan-configs
Description Destination of the downloaded scan config data.

scan-configs-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --scan-configs-url
Config Variable scan-configs-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_SCAN_CONFIGS_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/data-feed/22.04/scan-configs
Description URL to download the scan config data from.

port-lists-destination

Name Value
CLI Argument --port-lists-destination
Config Variable port-lists-destination
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_PORT_LISTS_DESTINATION
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/data-objects/gvmd/22.04/port-lists
Description Destination of the downloaded port list data.

port-lists-url

Name Value
CLI Argument --port-lists-url
Config Variable port-lists-url
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_PORT_LISTS_URL
Default Value rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community/data-feed/22.04/port-lists
Description URL to download the port list data from.

gvmd-lock-file

Name Value
CLI Argument --gvmd-lock-file
Config Variable gvmd-lock-file
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_GVMD_LOCK_FILE
Default Value /var/lib/gvm/feed-update.lock
Description File to use for locking the feed synchronization for data loaded by the gvmd daemon. Used to avoid that more then one process accesses the feed data at the same time.

openvas-lock-file

Name Value
CLI Argument --openvas-lock-file
Config Variable openvas-lock-file
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_OPENVAS_LOCK_FILE
Default Value /var/lib/openvas/feed-update.lock
Description File to use for locking the feed synchronization for data loaded by the openvas scanner. Used to avoid that more then one process accesses the feed data at the same time.

fail-fast

Name Value
CLI Argument --fail-fast, --failfast
Config Variable fail-fast
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_FAIL_FAST
Default Value false
Description Stop after a first error has occurred. Otherwise the script tries to download additional data if specified.

no-wait

Name Value
CLI Argument --no-wait
Config Variable no-wait
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_NO_WAIT
Default Value false
Description Fail directly if the lock file can't be acquired.

wait-interval

Name Value
CLI Argument --wait-interval
Config Variable wait-interval
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_LOCK_WAIT_INTERVAL
Default Value 5
Description Time to wait in seconds after failed lock attempt before re-trying to lock the file.

rsync-timeout

Name Value
CLI Argument --rsync-timeout
Config Variable rsync-timeout
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_RSYNC_TIMEOUT
Default Value
Description Maximum I/O timeout in seconds used for rsync. If no data is transferred for the specified time then rsync will exit. By default no timeout is set and the rsync default will be used.

group

Name Value
CLI Argument --group
Config Variable group
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_GROUP
Default Value gvm
Description If the greenbone-feed-sync script is run as root, the effective group is changed to this group name or ID.

user

Name Value
CLI Argument --user
Config Variable user
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_USER
Default Value gvm
Description If the greenbone-feed-sync script is run as root, the effective user is changed to this user name or ID.

greenbone-enterprise-feed-key

Name Value
CLI Argument --greenbone-enterprise-feed-key
Config Variable greenbone-enterprise-feed-key
Environment Variable GREENBONE_FEED_SYNC_ENTERPRISE_FEED_KEY
Default Value /etc/gvm/greenbone-enterprise-feed-key
Description File to read the Greenbone Enterprise Feed key from. The key gives access to additional vulnerability tests for enterprise software among other advantages. See Greenbone Enterprise Feed and Greenbone Community Feed in Comparison for more details. The default URLs are adjusted according to the data in the key. If the key file does not exist it is ignored.

Config

It is possible to use a config file for loading the settings of the greenbone-feed-sync script. The config file uses the TOML format. Without explicitly passing a config file, greenbone-feed-sync tries to load ~/.config/greenbone-feed-sync.toml and if that file doesn't exist afterwards /etc/gvm/greenbone-feed-sync.toml.

Example:

[greenbone-feed-sync]
destination-prefix = "/opt/greenbone-feed"
lock-file = "/opt/greenbone-feed.lock"
no-wait = true

Development

greenbone-feed-sync uses poetry for its own dependency management and build process.

First install poetry via pipx

python3 -m pipx install poetry

Afterwards run

poetry install

in the checkout directory of greenbone-feed-sync (the directory containing the pyproject.toml file) to install all dependencies including the packages only required for development.

Afterwards activate the git hooks for auto-formatting and linting via autohooks.

poetry run autohooks activate

Validate the activated git hooks by running

poetry run autohooks check

Maintainer

This project is maintained by Greenbone AG

Contributing

Your contributions are highly appreciated. Please create a pull request on GitHub. Bigger changes need to be discussed with the development team via the issues section at GitHub first.

License

Copyright (C) 2022-2024 Greenbone AG

Licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0 or later.

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