04 Mar OpenVAS 7 stuck updating NVT cache (Scanner loading nvts)
This one stumped me for a while and I couldn’t find anyone on the Internet who had experienced the same issue….
A working OpenVAS instance suddenly wouldn’t run any new tasks. It was stuck with the message:
Scanner loading nvts (15850/41904)
After trying a lot of things unsuccessfully, I upgraded to the latest version of OpenVAS (installing from source)
openvasmd –progress –rebuild -v
Looks like I am now back in business.