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Re: [opensuse-security] OpenVAS likes to create security test environments for SUSE products
  • From: "Jan-Oliver Wagner" <jan-oliver.wagner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:10:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <200901100010.16057.jan-oliver.wagner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Freitag, 9. Januar 2009, Marcus Meissner wrote:
On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 11:13:53PM +0100, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
the network security scanner OpenVAS [1] has progressed a lot since I
mentioned
it here on this list first time.
Seem like it even made it into SUSE [2].

Now we are working on a automatic generator for security checks for SUSE
based on the SUSE security announcements, like this one [3].
The generator creates so-called NVTs (Network Vulerability Tests) for the
language NASL and also for OVAL.

This works well for the openSUSE distributions because [3] contains
the RPM IDs to check for.

It is not so easy for products like SLES where you have to follow a couple
of links before you see the packages. This is not so simple to automize.

Do you see any chance to make life easier here?

Yes. I have "creating OVAL descriptions" for security updates on my short
range
TODO list.

that'll be cool because OpenVAS can handle OVAL directly. We'd then
even not need the Generator.
What is "short range" in SI units? ;-)

Also, we are lacking identifier strings for all of the different products.
We usually look into /etc/SuSE-release to find out. Is there a list
somewhere with _all_ identifiers?

Hmm. Not a conclusive list. :/

anything helps.

Best

Jan

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