[Openvas-discuss] Web Service Implementation for OpenVAS!

Jan Muhammad janmuhd at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 18:33:20 CET 2011

Hi Group,

Since am new to OpenVAS; wanted to give it a try, though have been using Nessus for more than a year now.

I have scenario to simulate a web service based implementation of OpenVAS, where I want to define a Java class which can interact and calls the OpenVAS server. With a core method "scanTarget" which will call OpenVAS using its command line interface. 
Similarly the other methods will be used for updating plugins and viewing scan reports. I am then interested to "secure" these methods with some authorization models (XACML or PERMIS-RBAC); Using XACML policies, I will define who can invoke above methods and who cannot in what circumstances.
Ideally these type of security requirement might be required where several site administrators contributing resources (nodes) to form a Virtual Organization (VO). 

I wanted to know the following:
What language has OpenVAS  been written? 
How can I use the source code to perform the above simulation?
Would be developer's team can help me if I stuck somewhere..?


Thanks in advance for help!

-Jan Muhammad


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