[Openvas-announce] openvas-plugins 1.0.1 released
jan-oliver.wagner at intevation.de
Wed Jun 4 22:27:42 CEST 2008
the OpenVAS developers are happy to announce that
openvas-plugins 1.0.1 is released.
It is recommended that you update your installation
with this new version as it extends the test range.
Script developers get some new APIs.
This is a maintenance release with several new
scripts, some package restructuring
and packaging support.
Outstanding is the up-to-date Debian
Local Security Checks, the newly developed
base funcationality for writing Windows
Local Security Checks and the new base
functionality for generic software version
openvas-plugins is licensed under GNU GPLv2.
Main changes since 1.0.0 (2008-02-05):
* 118 additional Debian Local Security Checks
Contributed by www.securityspace.com
* New: Windows local security checks via smbclient
added. The new base library is smbcl_func.inc.
A sample test is win_CVE-2007-0043.nasl.
The old Nessus Windows Local Security Checks
were removed because the base library was under a propritary
* New methodology to test for software
version on a remote host by asking the
actual software rather than the RPM/DEB
package database (version_func.inc).
clamav-CB-A08-0001.nasl (CVE 2007-6335,
CVE 2007-6336, CVE 2007-6337) as a sample
how this is works.
This makes it possible to check for tools
that were not installed via the package
management (typical for many services).
Additionally, the tests are to some extend
independent of the operating system of the
* openvas-nvt-sync now less verbose. PID file location fixed.
* Debian packaging files moved from debian/ to packagig/debian.
* New: sample RPM spec files for SUSE and Fedora.
* Several bug fixes in .nasl and .inc files.
* Removed several obsolete files and docs
* Plugin Factory removed. See also:
Packagers: You do not need to consider
the plugin factory installation files/dirs.
* Several .inc NASL files from older Nessus
distributions added (the old versions were under
GNU GPL while the new ones are not in OpenVAS
because they switched to a proprietary license).
Download and more information on the OpenVAS Server page:
Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner Intevation GmbH
Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HR B 18998 http://www.intevation.de/
Geschäftsführer: Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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