[Openvas-discuss] Severity overrides don't work in OpenVAS-Client
Stefan.Schwarz at unibw.de
Thu Sep 9 15:22:42 CEST 2010
Am 06.09.2010 14:23, schrieb Stefan Schwarz:
> Matthew Mundell schrieb:
>>> When testing gsad i couldn't even find a way to define overrides. The
>>> "overrides"-page doesn't seem to have a Create-Task.
>> On the results page of a task there is a button at the top right of each
>> result. This will create an override based on the result.
> Thanks Matthew for pointing this out, this works well with gsad.
> Any ideas why overrides currently don't work within OpenVAS-Client? As
> far i can remember it has been working in the past. OpenVAS-Client
> currently is our preferred client.
Just found out what's "wrong" with OpenVAS-Client and severity
overrides. It works as designed, i only had to find out how to use it
For all of you who want to know the details:
1) Create override within a report, give a reason and new mapping and
"Apply to global filter". This creates/changes a file
2) Have a look at "Extras->severity overrides manager" which tells you
about current overrides. Ignore the mapping, which shows always as
3) Be aware that all overrides only map to the specified host (case
sensitive!). If you want to change host-settings you have to edit
severity_overrides.xml. Use Wildcards like * to match for a set of hosts.
4) Overrides are never applied automatically. You have to set them on
the generated reports each time by Report->Override severities which can
also be undone during the session. These actions are applied to the
currently selected report immediately.
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