[Openvas-devel] CR#52: Tighter integration of nmap

Matthew Mundell matthew.mundell at greenbone.net
Thu Apr 28 08:50:51 CEST 2011


> I am interested in your opinion!

	A C implementation was chosen because it allows to use (via the Glib XML
	parser) the XML output of Nmap. OpenVAS currently uses the greppable one,
	which is deprecated and not updated anymore. Therefore, the plugin can be
	easily extended and migration to support newer versions of nmap should be
	simpler.

I would think it would be better to provide a NASL XML interface, and to do
the Nmap part in NASL.  This would mean less scan specific C code.  Also,
other NASL scripts could use the XML parser.

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