[Openvas-discuss] Tasks Autostart plugin for openvas ?

tatooin tatooin at free.fr
Wed Apr 25 15:21:47 CEST 2018


OK, but unfortunately I cannot upgrade to 9 yet, as gvm-tools no longer
works with my existing scripts.. 
Too bad. Thanks anyway !On Wed, 2018-04-25 at 13:44 +0100, Roger Davies wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Ah, OpenVAS 8, I don't think so, sorry. I'm on OpenVAS 9. 
> 
> You'll have to script it, or upgrade to 9. 
> 
> Roger
> 
> 
> 
> On 25 April 2018 at 13:34, tatooin <tatooin at free.fr> wrote:
> > Hi Roger,
> > 
> > Is this feature available in openvas 8 ? In my alerts setup, the
> > only available methods I have are:
> > 
> > - Email
> > - System logger
> > - HTTP Get
> > - Sourcefire/Verinice connectors
> > - Send to host / SCP / SNMP
> > 
> > There is nowhere a "Start Task" option which would allow me to to
> > start the next one. Is this a plugin or something not bundled by
> > default in openvas 8 ? 
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > On Wed, 2018-04-25 at 13:23 +0100, Roger Davies wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > 
> > > It's not the nicest solution, but it does work. 
> > > 
> > > In the 'Alerts' setup, you can use the 'Start Task' method, which
> > > then gives you the option to select a task name, 'Start Task'. 
> > > 
> > > You have one task, task1, that operates on a schedule, This task1
> > > has an alert which is setup to call another task, task2, when the
> > > original task1 is 'done'. Then in task2, you have an alert that
> > > calls task3 etc.etc. 
> > > 
> > > Obviously, you can have many alerts for tasks, so an email to say
> > > it's started and an email to say it's finished and an alert that
> > > copies a report somewhere, or whatever. 
> > > 
> > > It's not as nice as having them on a schedule, but if you comment
> > > the structure in your task names or something, it should explain
> > > itself. 
> > > 
> > > Roger 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On 25 April 2018 at 12:58, Thijs Stuurman 
> > > dservices.nl> wrote:
> > > > Sounds like a horrible solution to me even if it works.
> > > >  
> > > >  
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> > > > Van: tatooin <tatooin at free.fr> > > > Verzonden: woensdag 25 april 2018 13:55
> > > > Aan: Roger Davies <rog.davies at gmail.com>
> > > > CC: Thijs Stuurman <Thijs.Stuurman at internedservices.nl>; openva
> > > > s-discuss at wald.intevation.org
> > > > Onderwerp: Re: [Openvas-discuss] Tasks Autostart plugin for
> > > > openvas ?
> > > >  
> > > > Hi Roger,
> > > >  
> > > > I don't get it. Adding an alert to the first task will only log
> > > > when the task is done, it won't start the next task
> > > > automatically. Or am I missing something here ?
> > > >  
> > > > Thanks
> > > >  
> > > > On Wed, 2018-04-25 at 11:30 +0100, Roger Davies wrote:
> > > > Hi
> > > > 
> > > > You can daisy-chain one task after another using the alerts
> > > > bit. So, setup an alert which uses the 'Start Task' method on
> > > > "Task run status changed (to Done)", then add that alert to the
> > > > first task.
> > > > 
> > > > Roger
> > > >  
> > > > On 18 April 2018 at 08:27, tatooin <tatooin at free.fr> wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks Thijs,
> > > >  
> > > > I will have a look at your script.
> > > >  
> > > > Best,
> > > >  
> > > > On Tue, 2018-04-17 at 12:14 +0000, Thijs Stuurman wrote:
> > > > I use gvm-tools and a python script to schedule my jobs,
> > > > perhaps this can serve as inspriration for your own solution:
> > > >  
> > > > https://github.com/Thijssss/openvas_scheduler
> > > >  
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> > > > Van: Openvas-discuss 
> > > > rg> Namens tatooin
> > > > Verzonden: dinsdag 17 april 2018 09:09
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> > > > Onderwerp: [Openvas-discuss] Tasks Autostart plugin for openvas
> > > > ?
> > > >  
> > > > Hi,
> > > >  
> > > > I was wondering if there was a plugin to automatically start
> > > > tasks in order.  I have ordered my tasks by groups, and on a
> > > > regular basis I'm running all tasks on a given group. But this
> > > > remain a manual step, as I have to login to the console and
> > > > start tasks one after the other (or not more than 2 or 3 tasks
> > > > simultaneously to avoid overwhelming the Openvas manager) so I
> > > > was wondering if there was any plugins or something close to it
> > > > to allow automatic starts of tasks once the first in list is
> > > > finished ?
> > > >  
> > > > The scheduling feature cannot do this unfortunately.
> > > >  
> > > > Thanks !
> > > > 
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