Friday, September 10, 2010

openvas-libraries 3.1.3 released

The OpenVAS developers are happy to announce the release of openvas-libraries 3.1.3.

It fixes primarily a significant memory leak that will improve high load performance by about 40%.

This release is recommended for anyone using OpenVAS for large scans to improve performance.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Chandrashekhar B, Matthew Mundell, Thomas Reinke(the memory leak fixes), Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.1.1:
* Significant memory leaks are closed.
* Bug fix for handling shared file descriptors that now prevents unnecessary use of new file descriptors under certain circumstances.
* Little fix in the nasl wmi api.

The source tarball for this release is available for download from the OpenVAS website at Binary packages for major GNU/Linux distributions by third parties are expected to follow

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

GSA Desktop 0.3.0 released

The development of the OMP 1.0 desktop client continues and it is called GSA Desktop.

The new version 0.3.0 introduces details dialogs for tasks and scan configurations. It adds the feature to display and save system reports.

The Windows version looks much nicer regarding the progress bars.

Installer for Windows is available in the download section as well.

Remind: This is still work-in-progress. GSA Desktop 0.3.0 misses some core functionality: Scan Config read/edit and Report details.However, it is usuable seemless in parallel with GSA or other OMP clients.

Full language support for: English, German.

Thanks to Raimund Renkert for the work on this module! Go and get it at