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Greenbone OS: Roadmap

Please note that the feature list remains subject to change.

New and improved feature for already published releases are provided as Patch Level Upgrades and are documented in detail here: Greenbone OS: Current

There are four phases for upcoming releases: "Planning", "Development", "Alpha" and "Beta".

The items marked with (*) will change the default behaviour.

Greenbone OS 3.1 (ca. Q3/2014)

Lifecycle Phase: Alpha

  • New: Dynamic charts "bar-chart", "donut" and "bubbles" for SecInfo Management of the web interface. For each object types, two chart types can be selected. Each chart can be detached into a window of its own, the underlying data can be exported in CSV format, the SVG representation can be opened in the browser or be exported.

  • New: Dashboard overview for SecInfo Management of the web interface. It consists of 4 charts which can each be individually selected by type and combined with a powerfilter. The configuration is persistent for each user.

  • New section "Results" under menu "Scan Management". This section offers a object management for all of the scan results in the database a user has permission for. In other words, searching and filtering for results is now possible independent of a scan report.

  • New: SecInfo object type "CERT-Bund" which are the advisories published by the German federal CERT.

  • New: Configuration type "Scanner" allows to configure additional scanners of type OpenVAS (the default and pre-configured one) or OSP-based scanners. OSP stands for OpenVAS Scanner Protocol which can be used to wrap up arbitrary scanners with a generic interface to be handled generically for the vulnerability management.

    The task management is extended with scanner-type dependent alternatives.

    These features prepare the integration of OSP scanners. Any default settings and behaviour remains like in the previous Greenbone OS release. OSP is entirely optional.

  • For any web interface page, the duration of the backend operation will be shown at the bottom.

  • (*) Credentials: The public key of SSH credentials is not required anymore because it is extracted from the private key.

  • New: Statistics module at OMP level represented by the command "GET_AGGREGATES" which is also the foundation for charts.

  • New internal inter-process communication of scanner.

  • (*) Dropped support for pausing of tasks (OMP).

  • (*) Dropped support of outdated "openvasrc" Format (OMP).