[Openvas-announce] Reminder: Support for module openvas-plugins version <= 1.0.3 to be discontinued
Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net
Thu Oct 1 09:37:07 CEST 2009
Dear OpenVAS users,
the OpenVAS module openvas-plugins version up to and including 1.0.3
has reached its end-of-life and the OpenVAS team plans to discontinue
support for this release in 6 weeks from now at November, 17th, 2009.
If you still use release openvas-plugins 1.0.3 or earlier, please drop a
message via any of our support channels. If you can handle it yourself,
you should soon upgrade to a newer version. Else, please ask for assistance
for upgrading your OpenVAS installation.
In case we receive feedback saying that upgrading the OpenVAS
environment is not doable within 6 weeks, we are open
to delay the retirement.
Note for subscribers to Greenbone Security Feed (GSF):
This discontinuation has no effect for GSF users. They don't
need to react upon this announcement.
After retirement of the releases of openvas-plugins <= 1.0.3,
the OpenVAS NVT Feed will be changed in terms of access rights.
Any new release of openvas-plugins will handle this correctly and
you will not notice any change.
How to verify which version you are using:
* If your OpenVAS installation is via
Packages, check with your package managment
* If you installed OpenVAS via source code packages:
For the module openvas-plugins it is unfortunately not
easy to identify the version that is installed.
You should look into the plugins directory
(defined in "/etc/openvas/openvasd.conf" as
"plugins_folder") and check whether file
"nmap_tcp_connect" is present.
If yes, this means you at least once installed
an old openvas-plugins release. In this
case, even if you updated meanwhile, you
should entirely clean the openvas-plugins
directory and reinstall the newest openvas-plugins
release and then run the sync routine
for the NVT Feed.
Your OpenVAS Development Team
Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner | ++49-541-335084-0 | http://www.greenbone.net/
Greenbone Networks GmbH, Neuer Graben 17, 49074 Osnabrück | AG Osnabrück, HR B 202460
Geschäftsführer: Lukas Grunwald, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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