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openvas-scanner 5.0.1 (2015-04-01)
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This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for
the Open Vulnerability Assessment System release 8 (OpenVAS-8).
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This release basically applies some minor improvements
about signal handling and stopping a scan.
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Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
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Hani Benhabiles

Main changes compared to 5.0.0:
* Dropped the useless otp setting "ntp_keep_communication_alive".
  Clients don't need to send this anymore.
* Improved signal handling of the scanner daemon.
* Fixes for stopping scans properly.
* Various code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 5.0.0 (2015-03-16)

This is the first release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System release 8 (OpenVAS-8). Compared to the previous
major release it now uses a Redis based back end for the internal knowledge
base. It removes support for the scan pausing feature and considerably reduces
memory consumption and provides a number of other improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
Benoit Allard, Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner
and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to the 4.0 series:
* OpenVAS Scanner now uses the Redis based knowledge base (KB) back end. This
  makes it mandatory to run a Redis server for scanning.
* Support for the scan pausing feature has been removed.
* The commands STOP_ATTACK and OPENVASSD_VERSION have been removed from OTP.
* The scanner will no longer set the obsolete "src" element for the NVTi cache.
* The default key size for certificates produces by the "mkcert" tools has been
  changed from 1024 to 4096 bits, the scripts now use SHA-256 instead of SHA-1
  as the message digest algorithm.
* The scanner will no longer implicitly launch NVTs from the ACT_SETTINGS
  category when scanning.
* When commanded to stop a scan the scanner will now switch to ACT_END instead
  of immediately bailing out.
* Memory consumption has been considerably reduced.
* Internal memory management now uses the appropriate glib functions instead of
  the custom implementation provided by openvas-libraries used previously.
* The OID of the affected NVT is now reported if an NVT terminates early.
* The scanner now logs a backtrace when a process segfaults.
* The communication of the host scanning status with the client has been
  improved to allow for more accurate progress information.
* Library checks during package configuration have been improved and are now
  more comprehensive and consistent.
* Handling of linker and compiler flags during package configuration has been
  improved and simplified.
* Support for migration of unsigned files to the "private/" subdirectory has
  been removed as it was obsolete since the retirement of OpenVAS-5.
* Signal handling has been improved.
* Comprehensive code cleanups.

Main changes compared to 5.0+beta6:
* An issue which caused openvassd process to fail to terminate when a scan was
  requested to stop has been fixed.
* Support for migration of unsigned files to the "private/" subdirectory has
  been removed as it was obsolete since the retirement of OpenVAS-5.
* Signal handling has been improved.
* Various code cleanups and improvements.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta6 (2015-02-11)

This is the sixth beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

This release contains a number of small improvements and cleanups.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 5.0+beta5:
* The communication of the host scanning status with the client has been
  improved to allow for more accurate progress information.
* Library checks during package configuration have been improved and are now
  more comprehensive and consistent.
* Handling of linker and compiler flags during package configuration has been
  improved and simplified.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta5 (2015-01-12)

This is the fifth beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

This release contains a number of small improvements and cleanups.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
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Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

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Main changes compared to 5.0+beta4:
* The NVT file name is now used correctly when enabling dependencies.
* The preference "kb_location" has been added to the list of "scanner only"
  preferences.
* The scanner will no longer set the obsolete "src" element for the NVTi cache.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script is now generated by the build process.
* Version information has been updated and improved.
* Superfluous includes and redundant linking commands have been removed.
* Various code cleanups and improvements.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta4 (2014-11-20)

This is the fourth beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

This release considerably improves memory management.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 5.0+beta3:
* Upon stop signal, the scanner will switch to ACT_END instead
  of immediately bailing out.
* Considerable reduction of memory consumption.
* Various code cleanups and improvements.
* Increase buffer size for preferences to allow for upto 69K NVTs.
* Log backtrace when a process segfaults.
* Refactored preferences module.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta3 (2014-10-14)

This is the third beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

This release further improves memory management and fixes memory leaks. It also
contains adjustments for changes in the NVTi cache API and produces more useful
information when an NVT terminates early.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 5.0+beta2:
* Memory management has been improved and memory leaks have been fixed.
* Adjustments for NVTi cache API changes.
* If an NVT terminates early, the OID of the affected NVT is reported.
* Adjustments for further changes in OpenVAS Libraries.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta2 (2014-09-22)

This is the second beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

This release contains further comprehensive code-cleanups, especially regarding
internal calls for memory management. It also removes an exception for NVTs from
the ACT_SETTINGS category regarding implicit launches during a scan and makes
the location of the redis socket configurable.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 5.0+beta1:
* The scanner will no longer implicitly launch NVTs from the ACT_SETTINGS
  category when scanning.
* Internal memory management now uses the appropriate glib functions instead of
  the custom implementation provided by openvas-libraries used previously.
* The location of the redis socket is now configurable.
* Further comprehensive code-cleanups.


openvas-scanner 5.0+beta1 (2014-08-21)

This is the first beta release of the openvas-scanner 5.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-8".

Main new feature of 5.0 compared to 4.0 is the switch to redis-based
Knowledge Base (KB), making it mandatory to run a redis-server.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and
Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0.x:
* Switch to the redis-based kowledge base (KB) backend.
  This makes it mandatory to run a redis server for scanning.
* Default key size for certificates of "mkcert" tools changed
  from 1024 to 4069 bits and use SHA-256 instead of SHA-1.
* Removed scan pausing feature.
* Removed commands STOP_ATTACK and OPENVASSD_VERSION from OTP.
* openvas-manage-certs.sh as initial version to eventually replace
  openvas-mkcert and openvas-mkcert-client.
* Various minor improvements.
* Comprehensive code-cleanups.
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openvas-scanner 4.0.1 (2014-04-23)

This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for
the Open Vulnerability Assessment System release 7 (OpenVAS-7).

This release removes the last beta identifier from the OTP protocol, as well
as fixes some minor issues.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner

Main changes compared to 4.0.0:
* Remove "beta" from OTP identifier.
* Remove superflous linking.


openvas-scanner 4.0.0 (2014-04-10)

This is the first release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System release 7 (OpenVAS-7). Compared
to the previous major release it has a reduced OTP protocol, does
not manage users anymore and has a improved daemon handling.
Further changes are a entirely new target host module that allows advanced
specification of target ranges and new is the interface selection for scans.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 4.0.0 release:
Benoît Allard, Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Michael Meyer, Matthew Mundell,
Timo Pollmeier, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.4.x:
* Speedup cache building process.
* Add --gnutls-priorities option.
* An ETA for the plugins reload is now included in the proctitle.
* The scanner now loads the NVTs in the background after starting instead of
  waiting for the NVTs to load before backgrounding.
  Attention: This changes the default behaviour of invoking the scanner.
* Drop command line option "-q". Instead scanner is now quiet by default.
  Attention: This changes the default behaviour of invoking the scanner.
* New command line option "--progress" will show progress of start-up.
* New handling of SIGHUP: The NVT cache will be updated and configuration
  be reloaded.  This is only done for the main process, not for child processes.
* OTP version 2.0 replaces OTP 1.0 and 1.1.
* OTP command "PLUGINS_DEPENDENCIES" has been removed.
* OTP command "CERTIFICATES" has been removed.
* The handling of MD5 checksums and the SEND_PLUGINS_MD5 command has been
  removed from OTP.
* The OTP command PLUGINS_MD5 has been renamed to NVT_INFO.
* Support for sending the feed version via OTP has been added.
* Report current and total number of loading plugins to clients when scanner is still loading.
* Don't early drops out of OTP upon non-critical problems.
* Removed server_info preferences from OTP as they have not much use for
  the client.
* OpenVAS Scanner no longer sends NVT descriptions separately since the
  corresponding information is now contained in the script_tags.
* Remove slice_network_addresses and ntp_opt_show_end scanner preferences.
* Add hosts_ordering, exclude_hosts, reverse_lookup_only, reverse_lookup_unify
  scanner preferences.
* The port range option "default" has been removed.
* The scanner preference "silent_dependencies" has been removed.
* Improved port range validation.
* Prevent NVT circular depedencies in recursion.
* Removed support for OVAL plugins. It was never used as part of the feed
  and it makes more sense to issue a specialised oval scanner.
* The host permissions concept has been reworked, resulting in the removal of
  the outdated rules system.
* Handling of interface permissions has been introduced.
* Usage of post_alarm instead of post_error and post_note.
* Integrate openvas_hosts interface. Remove usage of HG submodule.
* Support for Knowledge Base saving outside of network scans has been removed.
* User handling has been removed as it is now handled by OpenVAS Manager.
* Support for determining if a NVT feed is current and only synchronizing it
  when it is not has been added.
* The required minimum GnuTLS version has increased to 2.8.
* The required minimum OpenVAS Libraries version has increased to 7.0.0.
* The I18n support for outdated scripts has been removed.
* A number of outdated and unmaintained documentation files have been removed.
* Addressed code quality issues.
* Code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta9 (2014-03-26)

This is the ninth beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

This release speedup the cache building process as well as adds a
--gnutls-priorities option to specify the cipher priority.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner

Main changes since 4.0+beta8:
* Speedup cache building process.
* Add --gnutls-priorities option.
* Report current and total number of loading plugins to clients when scanner is still loading.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta8 (2014-03-18)

This is the eighth beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Starting with this release, OpenVAS Scanner will support only the OTP 2.0
protocol. The OTP 1.0 and 1.1 protocols have been consolidated into OTP 2.0,
thus allowing now unnecessary complexities to be removed from the code. This
release also removes the obsolete OTP command "PLUGINS_DEPENDENCIES" and
improves the loading process.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta7:
* OpenVAS Scanner will only support OTP version 2.0 from now on.
* The OTP command "PLUGINS_DEPENDENCIES" has been removed.
* The loading process has been improved.
* A number of outdated and unmaintained documentation files have been removed.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta7 (2014-03-12)

This is the seventh beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

This release removes the OTP command "CERTIFICATES". The command was used by the
old GTK client to retrieve the signing keys for NVT feed content. The core idea
at that time was to have feed content with mixed author signing keys.  This
turned out to not get into practice. The release also adds an estimate of the
time remaining for the NVT reload to the process title and addresses a number of
code quality issue.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Benoît Allard, Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta6:
* The OTP command "CERTIFICATES" has been removed.
* An ETA for the plugins reload is now included in the proctitle.
* Addressed code quality issues.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta6 (2014-03-05)

This is the sixth beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

This release addresses code quality issues and changes the launch behaviour of
OpenVAS Scanner to backgrounding before the initial loading of the NVTs instead
of wait for the NVTs to load before going into the background.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta5:
* Addressed code quality issues.
* The scanner now loads the NVTs in the background after starting instead of
  waiting for the NVTs to load before backgrounding.
  Attention: This changes the default behaviour of invoking the scanner.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta5 (2014-02-16)

This is the fifth beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Main changes since last beta release address some fixes and code cleanups. 

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Michael Meyer, Matthew Mundell,
Michael Wiegand and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta4:
* Don't early drops out of OTP upon non-critical problems.
* Improved port range validation.
* Prevent NVT circular depedencies in recursion.
* Code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta4 (2014-01-10)

This is the fourth beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Main changes since last beta release include:
New handling of SIGHUP and replacement of "-q" by "--progress",
which changes the default behaviour.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Henri Doreau, Matthew Mundell and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta3:
* Drop command line option "-q". Instead scanner is now quiet by default.
  Attention: This changes the default behaviour of invoking the scanner.
* New command line option "--progress" will show progress of start-up.
* New handling of SIGHUP: The NVT cache will be updated and configuration
  be reloaded.  This is only done for the main process, not for child processes.
* Removed server_info preferences from OTP as they have not much use for
  the client.
* Removed support for OVAL plugins. It was never used as part of the feed
  and it makes more sense to issue a specialised oval scanner.
* Code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta3 (2013-11-21)

This is the third beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Main changes since last beta release include:
A reworked host permissions concept, resulting in the removal of the outdated
rules system; improve handling of interface permissions and host related
preferences as well as a change in sending NVT descriptions.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta2:
* The host permissions concept has been reworked, resulting in the removal of
  the outdated rules system.
* Handling of host related preferences has been improved.
* Handling of interface permissions has been reworked.
* OpenVAS Scanner no longer sends NVT descriptions separately since the
  corresponding information is now contained in the script_tags.
* Code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta2 (2013-09-26)

This is the second beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Main changes since last beta release include:
Integration of openvas_hosts interface, replacing the usage of HG submodule.
Support of new scanning preferences and removal of other ones and various code
cleanups and improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Jan-Oliver Wagner, Matthew Mundell and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 4.0+beta1:
* Usage of post_alarm instead of post_error and post_note.
* Big number of code cleanups.
* Integrate openvas_hosts interface. Remove usage of HG submodule.
* Remove slice_network_addresses and ntp_opt_show_end scanner preferences.
* Add hosts_ordering, exclude_hosts, reverse_lookup_only, reverse_lookup_unify
  scanner preferences.


openvas-scanner 4.0+beta1 (2013-06-21)

This is the first beta release of the openvas-scanner 4.0 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-7".

Main new features and other changes of 4.0 compared to 3.4 include:
Functionality such as user and rules management has been moved to OpenVAS
Manger and removed from OpenVAS Scanner. As a result, other now superfluous
functionality has been removed as well, along with a number of legacy features
conflicting with the updated behavior of OpenVAS Scanner. The OTP version
number has been increased to reflect the resulting protocol changes.
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Please note: The changes described above mean that OpenVAS Scanner >= 4.0 will
no longer work with the old Gtk based OpenVAS-Client application. Please use
OpenVAS Manager and an OMP based client instead.
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Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
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Hani Benhabiles, Matthew Mundell, Timo Pollmeier, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael
Wiegand.
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Main changes compared to 3.4.x:
* The handling of MD5 checksums and the SEND_PLUGINS_MD5 command has been
  removed from OTP.
* The OTP command PLUGINS_MD5 has been renamed to NVT_INFO.
* Protocol version has been changed to OTP 2.x.
* The port range option "default" has been removed.
* Support for Knowledge Base saving outside of network scans has been removed.
* Support for sending the feed version via OTP has been added.
* The required minimum GnuTLS version has increased to 2.8.
* The required minimum OpenVAS Libraries version has increased to 7.0.0.
* The I18n support for outdated scripts has been removed.
* User handling has been removed as it is now handled by OpenVAS Manager.
* The scanner preference "silent_dependencies" has been removed.
* Support for determining if a NVT feed is current and only synchronizing it
  when it is not has been added.
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openvas-scanner 3.4+beta2 (2013-02-20)

This is the second beta release of the openvas-scanner 3.4 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-6".

Main changes since last beta release are the behaviour change of the Feed
Synchronization routine and the more flexible handling of script tags.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Werner Koch, Matthew Mundell, Timo Pollmeier,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.4+beta1:
* Changed behaviour of NVT sync script "openvas-nvt-sync":
  It will now delete scripts not part of the when using rsync,
  except for the directory "private/".
  A Migration option "--migrate-to-private" of the sync-script will
  move private scripts into the "private/" directory.
  The Feed Sync will stop with an error until the "private/" is created.
  As soon as this directory is created, the synchronisation will ultimately
  delete all files in the local feed directory that are not part of the
  regular Feed.
* Newline in script tags are now escaped.
* The size of tags is not limited anymore.
* Internal use of NVTI references by OID to allow using the NVTI
  cache properly. This significantly lowers the memory consumption
  per Scanner process.
* Improve bug tracking by directing diagnostics to the log file.
* Memleak fixes and other small bugfixes.
* Various code and build cleanups.


openvas-scanner 3.4+beta1 (2012-10-26)

This is the first beta release of the openvas-scanner 3.4 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-6".

Main new feature and other changes of 3.4 compared to 3.3 include:
A collection internal and other small improvements, introducing
OTP 1.1 as optional protocol.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Meyer, Matthew Mundell, Thomas Reinke, Jan-Oliver Wagner
and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.3.x:
* Minimum requirements for openvas-libraries: Increased from 5.0 to 6.0.
* Removed built-in logfile rotation. It is not a good idea to try
  to circumvent system environment technology for logrotate.
* New optional OTP version 1.1 which is like 1.0 but sends less info
  to the client initially.
* New: command line switch "--only-cache" to just build the cache and exit.
* Changed: The magic that NVTs of category ACT_SETTINGS were always enabled
  even when user disabled them has been removed. OTP clients now have
  to take care to enable as needed.
* Internal code cleanups for NVTI cache handling.
* Fixed a bug when NVT lacks family specification.
* Removed deprecated code.
* Closed a number of memory leaks.


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openvas-scanner 3.3.1 (2012-04-24)

This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 3.3 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System release 5 (OpenVAS-5).

This release contains fixes for the CMake build infrastructure and an updated
greenbone-nvt-sync script. It also raises the glib and gnutls dependencies to
the minimum of what OpenVAS Libraries requires (currently glib 2.16 and gnutls
2.2).

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.3.1 release:
Lukas Grunwald, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.3.0:
* The CMake infrastructure has been cleaned up to ensure that compilation with
  modern gccs works.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script has been updated.
* OpenVAS Scanner now requires at least glib 2.16 and gnutls 2.2, matching the
  requirements of OpenVAS Libraries.


openvas-scanner 3.3.0 (2012-03-25)

This is the first release of the openvas-scanner 3.3 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System release 5 (OpenVAS-5). Compared
to the previous major release it covers a set of various improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.3.0 release:
Henri Doreau, Stephan Kleine, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael
Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2.x:

* New: scanner preference "reverse_lookup", defaulting to "no" (the previous
  behaviour)
* Changed: For network wide scanning, mandatory keys are ignored.
* Changed: Don't start the second scan phase when network scan is enabled and
  user requests "stop" during the first phase.
* New: Send an ERRMSG to the client when terminating a process.
* Changed: Do not force execution of ACT_INIT category.
* Fixed: A number of potential resource leaks.
* Fixed: A number of compiler warnings when compiling with gcc 4.6.
* Fixed: Usage of the mktemp template in openvas-nvt-sync.
* Removed: Support for shared sockets.
* New: The scanner options "network_scan" and "report_host_details" have been
  added to the default scanner options.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script has been updated.
* OpenVAS Scanner now uses UTC internally.
* The optional use of the external tool "ovaldi" has been made more secure.
* NVT management code has been updated to reflect the updated openvas-libraries
  API.
* Further improvements to the build system.


openvas-scanner 3.3+rc1 (2012-03-11)

This is the first release candidate of the openvas-scanner 3.3 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS-5".

This release fixes some minor issues detecting during beta testing.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Henri Dorea, Matthew Mundell and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.3+beta2:
* New scanner preference "reverse_lookup", defaulting to "no" (the previous
  behaviour)
* For network wide scanning, mandatory keys are ignored.
* Don't start the second scan phase when network scan is enabled and
  user requests "stop" during the first phase.
* Send an ERRMSG to the client when terminating a process.
* Furter improvements to the build system.


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openvas-scanner 3.3+beta2 (2011-10-10)

This is the second beta release of the openvas-scanner 3.3 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS 5".

This release tightens security when using the external tool "ovaldi", enforces
the internal use of the UTC timezone and features an updated greenbone-nvt-sync
script.

NOTE: Due to the changes in 5.0+beta2, it is strongly recommended to delete the
contents of the OpenVAS Scanner cache directory to remove obsolete files and to
force the Scanner to rebuild the cache.

ATTENTION: The OpenVAS Scanner now enforces the internal use of the UTC
timezone. If the Scanner has been in use with an OpenVAS Manager, it is strongly
recommended to update to OpenVAS Manager >= 5.0+beta5 and to migrate the Manager
database before using this Scanner version to ensure data consistency.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.3+beta1:
* NVT management code has been updated to reflect the updated openvas-libraries
  API.
* The optional use of the external tool "ovaldi" has been made more secure.
* OpenVAS Scanner now uses UTC internally.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script has been updated.


openvas-scanner 3.3+beta1 (2011-06-21)

This is the first beta release of the openvas-scanner 3.3 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). It will be part of the upcoming
"OpenVAS 5".

It contains the result of a continuous code audit and fixes a number of
potential resource leaks and compiler warnings. It also removes the forced
execution of NVTs in the ACT_INIT category and removes support for shared
sockets in accordance with the OpenVAS Change Request #53.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Henri Doreau, Stephan Kleine, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael
Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2.3:
* Changed: Do not force execution of ACT_INIT category.
* Fixed: A number of potential resource leaks.
* Fixed: A number of compiler warnings when compiling with gcc 4.6.
* Fixed: Usage of the mktemp template in openvas-nvt-sync.
* Removed: Support for shared sockets.
* New: The scanner options "network_scan" and "report_host_details" have been
  added to the default scanner options.


openvas-scanner 3.2.3 (2011-04-11)

This is the third maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 3.2 module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System release 4 (OpenVAS-4).

This release features a number of minor improvements to the build process and to
the synchronization scripts. It also close three potential resource leaks
discovered by Henri Doreau.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Henri Doreau and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2.2:
* Fixed: Three potential resource leaks.
* Fixed: Generation of code documentation.
* Updated: Feed synchronization scripts.
* Changed: The openvas-nvt-sync script will now perform the initial feed
  synchronization via HTTP instead of rsync.
* Changed: The openvas-nvt-sync script will now default to synchronize into the
  NVT directory used by the OpenVAS Scanner instead of the one defined at
  compile time.


openvas-scanner 3.2.2 (2011-02-21)

This is the second maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 3.2 module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System release 4 (OpenVAS-4).

It features improvements to the synchronization scripts and a minor code
cleanup. All synchronization scripts are now free of bashisms, meaning they no
longer depend on the GNU Bourne-Again shell to run and should be compatible with
most shells.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2.1:
* The last bashism has been removed from the openvas-nvt-sync synchronization
  script.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script now logs additional information during
  synchronization.
* An unimplemented and superfluous function declaration has been removed.


openvas-scanner 3.2.1 (2011-02-16)

This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-scanner 3.2 module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System release 4 (OpenVAS-4).

It features minor improvements to documentation, build environment and
synchronization scripts and sets a default value for the "Consider unscanned
ports closed" preference; this means that the scanner will now mark unscanned
ports as closed by default unless instructed otherwise by a client.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2.0:
* The openvassd man page has been updated.
* The build environment has been consolidated.
* The greenbone-nvt-sync script has been improved.
* OpenVAS Scanner now sets a default value for the "unscanned_closed"
  preference.


openvas-scanner 3.2.0 (2011-02-04)

This is the first release of the openvas-scanner 3.2 module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System release 4 (OpenVAS-4). Compared
to the previous major release it contains a major cleanup of code, build process
and installation. This increases the efficiency of the OpenVAS Scanner, makes
the build easier and the installation compliant with the Filesystem Hierarchy
Standard (FHS 2.3).

Featurewise this release adds support for a network scan level, finally gets rid
of binary plugins (existing binary plugins were turned into NASL built-ins and
moved to openvas-libraries 4.0) and improves the handling of setting files. It
exposes the vhosts feature, changes the default port to 9391 and now listens on
IPv4 sockets by default.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 4.0.0 release:
Matthew Mundell, Michael Wiegand and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 3.1.x:

* Improved output of --version to comply with the GNU Coding Standard.
* Comprehensive code cleanup.
* Binary (.nes) plugins were moved to libraries and turned into built-in
  NASL methods.
* Handling of binary plugins has been removed.
* Added preferences for the vhost feature so that clients get them
  and can offer them to the user. In other words: unhide the vhost feature.
* Default port is now 9391 where the OpenVAS Manager expects the
  Scanner by default.
* Command line options "--dump-cfg" and "--gen-config" are removed.
* openvassd does not need anymore a "openvassd.conf" file. It uses
  its defaults and a possibly present conf-file can overwrite settings.
* openvas-mkcert got a additional switch "-f" to force overwriting
  certificates.
* openvas-mkcert does not create a openvassd.conf anymore as it shares
  the defaults with openvassd.
* Hardening flags are now enabled during compile time to increase code quality.
* openvas-scanner now listens on an IPv4 socket by default, even when IPv6
  support is present.
* The former autotools build environment has been replaces with a build process
  using cmake and using pkgconfig for dependency checks.
* Removed unnecessary log entries.
* Man pages have been updated.

Main changes compared to 3.2+rc2:

* The sync scripts have been updated.
* OpenVAS Scanner now uses pkg-config to find libraries.
* Installation of the openvas-services file has been moved to openvas-libraries.
* Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS 2.3) compliance has been improved.


openvas-scanner 3.2+rc2 (2011-01-20)

This release is the second release candidate for the next major release of
the Scanner module. It will be part of the upcoming "OpenVAS 4".

It features a complete exchange of the build process which now
is cmake-based. Also, numerous code elements were removed
of which it was unclear whether they have still practical relevance.
The third major change concerns the resolving of binary NVTs.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Matthew Mundell, Michael Wiegand and Jan-Oliver Wagner.

Main changes compared to 3.2+rc1:
* Improved output of --version
* Comprehensive code cleanup
* Binary (.nes) plugins we moved to libraries and turned into builtin
  NASL methods.
* Removed handling of binary plugins as we don't want to have them ever
  again.
* Added preferences for the vhost feature so that clients get them
  and can offer them to the user. In other words: unhide the vhost feature.
* Default port is now 9391 where the OpenVAS Manager expects the
  Scanner by default.
* Command line options "--dump-cfg" and "--gen-config" are removed.
* openvassd does not need anymore a "openvassd.conf" file. It uses
  its defaults and a possibly present conf-file can overwrite settings.
* openvas-mkcert got a additional switch "-f" to force overwriting
  certificates.
* openvas-mkcert does not create a openvassd.conf anymore as it shares
  the defaults with openvassd.


openvas-scanner 3.2+rc1 (2010-12-20)

This release is the first release candidate for the next release of
openvas-scanner.  It will be part of the upcoming "OpenVAS 4".

It silences a number of debug messages and addresses compiler warnings. Most
importantly, openvas-scanner now reliably defaults to listening on IPv4 sockets
even in environments where IPv6 support is present.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2+beta2:
* Debug messages during the use of shared sockets are no longer logged unless
  requested during compile time.
* A number of compiler warnings from gcc 4.4 has been addressed.
* Hardening flags are now enabled during compile time to increase code quality.
* openvas-scanner now listens on an IPv4 socket by default, even when IPv6
  support is present.


openvas-scanner 3.2+beta2 (2010-12-06)

This release is the second beta version of the next release of openvas-scanner.
It will be part of the upcoming "OpenVAS 4".

It addresses three compiler warnings and fixes two issues discovered after the
release of openvas-scanner 3.2+beta1.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.2+beta1:
* A compiler warning regarding an incorrect function declaration in
  openvas_tcp_scanner has been addressed.
* A compiler warning regarding incorrect pointer casts in find_service has been
  addressed.
* A compiler warning regarding the type of a return value in openvassd has been
  addressed.
* An issue which caused openvassd to refuse to scan certain hosts even when
  permitted by rules has been fixed.
* An issue which caused openvassd to abort the scan process prematurely under
  certain circumstances has been fixed.


openvas-scanner 3.2+beta1 (2010-11-18)

This release is the first beta version of the next release of openvas-scanner.
It will be part of the upcoming "OpenVAS 4".

Main new features and other changes of 3.2 compared to 3.1 include: Support of
a network scan level, reduced memory consumption due to changes in
openvas-libraries and a cleanup of the code base.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.1.1:
* Network level scan support.
* Removed unnecessary log entries.
* Include paths have been updated to match with openvas-libraries 4.0.


openvas-scanner 3.1.1 (2010-10-29)

This is the 3.1.1 release of the openvas-scanner module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS).

This release improves the code documentation, clarifies the licenses of
individual source code files, removes obsolete support for systems without
entropy generation and fixes a bug in the client certificate generation script.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Meyer, Thomas Reinke, Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand
and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 3.1.0:
* The code documentation infrastructure has been improved.
* The license situation of the individual source code files has been clarified.
* Obsolete support for systems without entropy generation has been removed.
* A bug which caused the client certificate generation to fail under certain
  circumstances has been fixed.


openvas-scanner 3.1.0 (2010-07-14)

This is the 3.1.0 release of the openvas-scanner module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS).

This release adds a number of new features, for example support for soft pausing
of scans, for retrieving the version of an installed NVT collection, for
automatically installing generated client certificates, for storing uploaded
preference files in memory, for dropping privileges for NASL and NES NVTs and
for scanning virtual web hosts. It also contains updated feed synchronization
scripts and removes legacy support for passwords stored in plaintext (see
OpenVAS change request #31, http://www.openvas.org/openvas-cr-31.html).

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Geoff Galitz, Michael Meyer, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand
and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 3.0.2:
* Support for storing scanner passwords in plaintext has been removed.
* Support for dropping privileges in NASL and NES NVTs had been added.
* Support for scanning virtual web hosts has been added.
* The handling of NVTs with an invalid timestamp has been improved.
* A bug in the openvas-nvt-sync script which prevented synchronization via http
  under certain circumstances has been fixed.
* Support for retrieving the version of the NVT collection has been added to the
  openvas-nvt-sync and greenbone-nvt-sync scripts.
* Support for soft pausing of scans has been added.
* Support for automatically installing generated certificate file has been added
  to the openvas-mkcert-client script.
* The obsolete C based NVT "ssl_cipher" has been removed from the
  openvas-scanner module. It has been replaced by the NASL implementation
  "secpod_ssl_ciphers.nasl".
* Support for storing an uploaded preference file in memory instead of on disk
  has been added.


openvas-scanner 3.1.0.rc3 (2010-07-01)

This is the third release candidate of the openvas-scanner module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 3.1 series.

This release removes legacy support for passwords stored in plaintext ahead of
the openvas-scanner 3.1.0 release (see OpenVAS change request #31,
http://www.openvas.org/openvas-cr-31.html).

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.1.0.rc2:
* Support for storing scanner passwords in plaintext has been removed.


openvas-scanner 3.1.0.rc2 (2010-06-28)

This is the second release candidate of the openvas-scanner module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 3.1 series.

This release adds support for dropping privileges for NASL and NES NVTs and for
scanning virtual web hosts. It also contains updated feed synchronization
scripts.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 3.1.0.rc1:
* The support scripts for feed synchronization have been updated.
* Support for dropping privileges in NASL and NES NVTs had been added.
* Support for scanning virtual web hosts has been added.
* The handling of NVTs with an invalid timestamp has been improved.


openvas-scanner 3.1.0.rc1 (2010-05-19)

This is the first release candidate of the openvas-scanner module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 3.1 series.

This release adds support for soft pausing of scans, for retrieving the version
of an installed NVT collection, for automatically installing generated client
certificates and for storing uploaded preference files in memory.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Geoff Galitz, Michael Meyer, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael
Wiegand.

Main changes compared to 3.0.2:

* A bug in the openvas-nvt-sync script which prevented synchronization via http
  under certain circumstances has been fixed.
* The build environment for C based NVTs has been cleaned up.
* Code formatting has been improved in a number of files to match the coding
  style.
* Support for retrieving the version of the NVT collection has been added to the
  openvas-nvt-sync and greenbone-nvt-sync scripts.
* Support for soft pausing of scans has been added.
* Support for automatically installing generated certificate file has been added
  to the openvas-mkcert-client script.
* The obsolete C based NVT "ssl_cipher" has been removed from the
  openvas-scanner module. It has been replaced by the NASL implementation
  "secpod_ssl_ciphers.nasl".
* Support for storing an uploaded preference file in memory instead of on disk
  has been added.


openvas-scanner 3.0.2 (2010-03-22)

This is the second maintenance release of the openvas-scanner module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 3.0-series.

This release mainly improves the supporting shell scripts for
user- and feed-management.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Javier Fernandez-Sanguino, Stephan Kleine, Michael Meyer,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 3.0.1:

* Changed C-NVT "find_service" to mark unknown services.
* Improved script "openvas-adduser" regarding exit code.
* Improved script "openvas-mkcert-client" to allow clean
  certificate creation and to allow non-interactive execution.
* Improved script "openvas-nvt-sync" to comply with openvas-adminstrator
  API specification of NVT sync scripts. Also more robustness.
* Added script "greenbone-nvt-sync".
* Small internal code cleanups.


openvas-scanner 3.0.1 (2010-01-26)

This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-scanner module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 3.0-series.

It reenables certificate authentication, improves user rules support and
includes an updated openvas-nvt-sync script.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix
Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 3.0.0:
* Reenabled certificate authentication
* Improved user rules support
* Updated openvas-nvt-sync script


openvas-scanner 3.0.0 (2009-12-18)

This is the 3.0.0 release of the openvas-scanner module for the Open
Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS). Apart from the name change
from openvas-server to openvas-scanner, now the platform-dependent NVTs
as well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script have been
integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 introduces a new architecture where openvas-libraries now
includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this, the
source code line count has been reduced even though new features have
been added. Also, for running the scanner now only 2 modules are
required (instead of 4 as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 also supports the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS
Administrator as optional extensions. This combination leverages the
vulnerability scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management
solution.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña, Vlatko
Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner, Jan-Oliver Wagner,
Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this package for
  building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-rc1:

* The openvassd.conf configuration file now complies with the key file
  specification.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-rc1 (2009-12-07)

This release is the first release candidate of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "release candidate" releases are intended to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Unless serious bugs are discovered, this release candidate will become the final
OpenVAS 3.0 release. Users are encouraged to test this release and to report
bugs to the OpenVAS bug tracker located at http://bugs.openvas.org/ .

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta6:

* IPv6 support has been improved.
* Support for the upcoming synchronization script API has been added to
  openvas-nvt-sync.
* The amount of debug messages in the log files when not compiled in debug
  mode has been reduced.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta6 (2009-11-23)

This release is the sixth beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intended to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta5:

* IPv6 support has been improved.
* Code clean up.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta5 (2009-10-26)

This release is the fifth beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intended to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta4:

* Adjustments for the API changes that happened from
  openvas-libraries 3.0.0-beta4 to 3.0.0-beta5.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta4 (2009-10-19)

This release is the fourth beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intended to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta3:

* A number of resource and memory leaks have been identified and fixed.
* Command line options have been updated.
* Old and obsolete code has been identified and removed.
* Adjustments for the API changes that happened from
  openvas-libraries 3.0.0-beta3 to 3.0.0-beta4.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta3 (2009-10-06)

This release is the third beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intended to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta2:

* Adjustments for the API changes that happened from
  openvas-libraries 3.0.0-beta2 to 3.0.0-beta3.


openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta2 (2009-09-28)

This release is the second beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, the platform-dependent NVTs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intented to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore

Main changes compared to 3.0.0-beta1:

* Adjustments for the API changes that happened from
  openvas-libraries 3.0.0-beta1 to 3.0.0-beta2.
* Code cleanups.
* Fixed and improved build.

openvas-scanner 3.0.0-beta1 (2009-09-23)

This release is the first beta version of openvas-scanner
leading up to the upcoming 3.0 release of OpenVAS.
Apart from the name change from openvas-server to
openvas-scanner, and platform-dependent NTSs as
well as the OpenVAS NVT Feed synchronisation script
are now integrated.

OpenVAS 3.0 will introduce a new architecture where openvas-libraries
now includes openvas-libnasl as well as redundant code from openvas-client
and where openvas-server is renamed to openvas-scanner and includes any
platform-dependent elements of openvas-plugins. As a result of this,
the source code will shrink, though new features will be added. Also,
for running the scanner now only 2 modules are required (instead of 4
as for OpenVAS 2.0).

New features of OpenVAS include support for IPv6 and WMI-Clients.
Version 3.0 prepares the new OpenVAS Manager and OpenVAS Administrator
as optional extension. This combination leverages the vulnerability
scanner to a comprehensive vulnerability management solution.

The "beta" releases are intented to allow testing of the upcoming
3.0 series. It should be kept separate from OpenVAS 2.0 installations
and not be used in a production environment.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the 3.0.0 release:
Chandrashekhar B, Tim Brown, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña,
Vlatko Kosturjak, Matthew Mundell, Srinivasa NL, Jan Wagner,
Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.

Main changes compared to 2.0.x:

* IPv6 support
* Integration of platform dependent NVTs from openvas-plugins
* Integration of openvas-nvt-sync script
* Renamed daemon from openvasd to openvassd
* glib dependency raised from 2.6 to 2.12
* openvasd-config removed as no other packages require this
  package for building.
* For the same reason, no header files are installed anymore


openvas-server 2.0.2 (2009-06-03)

This is the second maintenance release of the openvas-server module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 2.0-series.

It fixes some issues discovered after the release of openvas-server
2.0.1 and introduces support for new features. Thanks to the continuing
audit of the code, a number of obsolete, unused and/or unnecessary functions
were identified and removed.

Effects when installing this version:

* The option "Silent dependencies" is now "off" by default. Previously it was
  set to "on", openvas-client >= 2.0.2 has already switched to "off" per
  default. Note that this may result in larger reports.

* Dependencies: openvas-server 2.0.2 requires openvas-libraries 2.0.2 and
  openvas-libnasl 2.0.1. You need to install these prior to openvas-server 2.0.2.

* The openvas-adduser script will no longer allow passwords in plaintext for new
  users. This means that the openvas-adduser script will refuse to add a new
  user if neither openssl nor md5sums is available.

Main changes since 2.0.1:

* OVAL support has been improved and now supports multiple definitions and
  results in one file.
* Support for per-host password based local checks has been added.
* Debian packaging files have been updated.
* Dependency searching has been improved to work better with subdirectories.
* openvas-server will now generate a warning if a NVT could not be cached.
* The openvas-adduser script will no longer create the now obsolete "plugins"
  directory in the user directory.


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Vlatko Kosturjak,
Jan Wagner, Felix Wolfsteller and Michael Wiegand.


openvas-server 2.0.1 (2009-02-17)

This is the first maintenance release of the openvas-server module for the
Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) 2.0-series.

It fixes some issues discovered after the release of openvas-server
2.0.0 and introduces support for new features. Thanks to the continuing
audit of the code, a number of obsolete, unused and/or unnecessary functions
were identified and removed.

Effects when installing this version:

* Dependencies: openvas-server 2.0.1 requires openvas-libraries 2.0.1 and
openvas-libnasl 2.0.1. You need to install these prior to openvas-server 2.0.1.

* Cache files: Effects of openvas-libraries 2.0.1 are changes in the
cache file management. With 2.0.1 release of openvas-server it is
possible to specify a new location for the cache folder. If you will
use a new location, then the effects described for openvas-libraries
do not apply anymore (see also below regarding cache folder).

* New default port of the server: Please be aware that openvas-server
now listens on port 9390 by default since this port has recently been allocated
by IANA for the Openvas Transport Protocol (OTP). If you want to continue to
use the old port 1241, you have to specify the port you want openvasd to
listen on, for example by starting the server with "openvasd -p 1241".
If you don't specify this, it might happen that at next boot of your
system (or other restart of openvasd), the service is available
at a new port and you need to update the connection information
in your OpenVAS-Client.

Main changes since 2.0.0:

* Support for sub-directories in plugins_folder in accordance with
  Change Request #24 (http://www.openvas.org/openvas-cr-24.html).
* Established automated source code documentation. HTML-Version is available
  under http://www.openvas.org/src-doc/openvas-server/current/index.html
* Openvas-server now uses the IANA-assigned port 9390 for communication
  with the client.
* It is now possible to start openvas-server without root privileges. Note that
  a number of NVTs which rely on operations requiring root privileges (like
  packet forgery) will not work under these circumstances.
* The openvasd-config script now returns the values for sysconfdir, libdir and
  sbindir set at compile time.
* The new server preference "cache_folder" allows you to define the location
  of the cache ($plugins_folder/.desc in previous versions). The default value
  for this preference is /var/cache/openvas for new OpenVAS installations.
  Existing installations need to add cache_folder = /var/cache/openvas
  manually to openvasd.conf and make sure the directory exists.
* The new server preference "include_folders" allows you to specify
  search paths for the NASL include directive. This aids the use of
  subdirectories for plugins. The default value for this preference is
  $plugins_folder to be compatible with the old "flat" (all in one directory)
  structure.
* Initial support for per-target SSH credentials settings has been added. Please
  note that you will need a new client (>= 2.0.2) and a new ssh_authorization.nasl file to
  use this feature.
* Having a directory structure in $plugins_folder is now supported. openvasd
  will recurse through the subdirectories in $plugins_folder.

Note: The OpenVAS NVT feed will not use the new features for subdirectories and
include paths as long as the OpenVAS 1.0.x and OpenVAS 2.0.0 releases are
supported. An exception might be OVAL support.

Bugfixes:

* The usage of the gettext support tool in support scripts like openvas-adduser
  did expect gettext.sh to be in /usr/bin, which prevented the scripts from
  working correctly on systems where this was not the case. The gettext usage
  has been made more robust. (Solves: #860)
* During startup, openvasd will now show the correct total number of plugins
  and not count signatures and other files anymore.
* The obsolete user-specific cache (.desc in
  /var/lib/openvas/users/USER/plugins/) is not created anymore.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Tim Brown,
Stjepan Gros (for subdirs feature), Joey Schulze, Jan-Oliver Wagner,
Felix Wolfsteller and Michael Wiegand.


openvas-server 2.0.0 (2008-12-17)

This is the 2.0.0 release of OpenVAS.

If you have used the 2.0-beta1, -beta2 or -rc1 release, we recommend that you
update all your OpenVAS modules (openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl,
openvas-server and openvas-client) to 2.0.0.

If you are currently using the 1.0.x branch and want to evaluate OpenVAS
2.0.0, we recommend that you install 2.0.0 separately from your OpenVAS 1.0
installation. Instructions on how to do this are available from the OpenVAS
website.

Main changes since 2.0-rc1:
* Debian packaging files have been updated.
* Obsolete code relating to the ENABLE_PLUGIN_SERVER has been removed.
* The build environment has been updated.

Main changes since 1.0.1:
* Support for the new script_tag command in NASL scripts has been added.
* 64-bit compatibility has been considerably improved.
* Support for transfering NVT signature information to the client has been added.
* Certificate checking has been improved.
* The obsolete openvas-check-signature tool has been removed.
* Support for plugin upload has been removed from OpenVAS-Server.
* Support for detached scans has been removed from OpenVAS-Server.
* Switch from Nessus Transfer Protocol 1.2 to OpenVAS Transfer Protocol (OTP) 1.0.
* Support for OVAL definitions has been added.
* Switch from Nessus plugin IDs to NVT OIDs.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Tim Brown, Javier
Fernandez-Sanguino, Stjepan Gros, Joey Schulze, Jan Wagner, Jan-Oliver Wagner,
Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.


openvas-server 2.0-rc1 (2008-12-05)

This release is the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.0 release of OpenVAS.

Unless serious bugs are discovered, this release candidate will become the final
OpenVAS 2.0 release. Users are encouraged to test this release and to report
bugs to the OpenVAS bug tracker located at http://bugs.openvas.org/ .

If you have used the 2.0-beta2 release, we recommend that you update all your
OpenVAS modules (openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl, openvas-server and
openvas-client) to 2.0-rc1.

If you are currently using the stable 1.0.x branch and want to take part in
testing this release candidate, we recommend that you install 2.0-rc1 separately
from your OpenVAS 1.0 installation. Instructions on how to do this are available
from the OpenVAS website.

Main changes since 2.0-beta2:
* Support for the new script_tag command in NASL scripts has been added.
* Code quality has been improved, a potential buffer overflow due to
  insufficient memory allocation has been fixed.
* Debian packaging files have been updated.
* Minor bugfixes.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Tim Brown, Joey
Schulze, Felix Wolfsteller and Michael Wiegand.


openvas-server 2.0-beta2 (2008-11-14)

This release is the second beta version of the upcoming 2.0 release of OpenVAS.
It contains improved 64-bit compatibility, improved OVAL support, support for
transferring NVT signature information to the client and various improvements.

This release is intended to contain all features intended for the final OpenVAS
2.0 release. Users are encouraged to test this release and to report bugs to the
OpenVAS bug tracker located at http://bugs.openvas.org/ .

If you have used the 2.0-beta1 release, we recommend that you update all your
OpenVAS modules (openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl, openvas-server and
openvas-client) to 2.0-beta2.

If you are currently using the stable 1.0.x branch and want to take part in the
beta phase for 2.0, we recommend that you install 2.0-beta2 separately from your
OpenVAS 1.0 installation. Instructions on how to do this are available from the
OpenVAS website.

Main changes since 2.0-beta1:
* 64-bit compatibility has been considerably improved.
* Debian packaging files have been updated.
* Support for transfering NVT signature information to the client has been added.
* Certificate checking has been improved.
* OVAL support has been improved.
* The obsolete openvas-check-signature tool has been removed.
* Bugfixes.
* Various code cleanups.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Tim Brown, Stjepan
Gros, Michael Wiegand and Felix Wolfsteller.


openvas-server 2.0-beta1 (2008-09-25)

This release is a first beta version of the upcoming 2.0 release of OpenVAS.
It introduces support for the cleaned up and improved OpenVAS Transport Protocol
(OTP, replacing NTP), the new OpenVAS NVT OID scheme and support for the Open
Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL).
The protocol cleanup also removed some features that were considered unsecure,
unneeded or wrongly placed.

OpenVAS 2.0 will introduce a full set of new modules for OpenVAS Server
(openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl and openvas-server) and a new
OpenVAS-Client. The only  module OpenVAS 1.0 and OpenVAS 2.0 will  share is
openvas-plugins. This means that the OpenVAS NVT Feed is compatible with both
generations of OpenVAS.

However, in case you plan to try out the new generation of OpenVAS, you should
install it separately from OpenVAS 1.0 installation. Instructions on how to do
this will be added to the OpenVAS homepage after all relevant modules are
released as 2.0-beta1. A separate announcement will officially start the beta
testing phase for OpenVAS 2.0.

Main changes in this release (compared to release 1.0.1):

* Updated packaging files for Debian.
* Support for plugin upload has been removed from OpenVAS-Server.
* Support for detached scans has been removed from OpenVAS-Server.
* Switch from Nessus Transport Protocol 1.2 to OpenVAS Transport Protocol (OTP) 1.0.
* New command line parsing implementation for openvasd (internal change).
* Fix for memory management issues in plugin scheduler that resulted in aborted
  scan sessions under certain circumstances.
* Updated scripts for user management; this fixes issues with new users being
  unable to login under certain circumstances.
* Initial support for OVAL definitions.
* Updated documentation.
* Switch from Nessus plugin IDs to NVT OIDs (internal change, also applies for OTP)

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Tim Brown, Javier
Fernandez-Sanguino, Jan Wagner, Jan-Oliver Wagner and Michael Wiegand

openvas-server 1.0.1 (2008-07-03)

This release contains new and improved packaging files for various distributions
as well as bug fixes and cleanups. It also adds syslog support to openvas-server
and contains a first draft for the upcoming OpenVAS Transport Protocol.

Please note that this version requires openvas-libraries 1.0.2 or newer and
openvas-libnasl 1.0.1 or newer.

Please be aware that the plugin upload feature has been disabled in
openvas-server due to security concerns as described in
http://www.openvas.org/openvas-cr-4.html . This functionality is now deprecated
and will be removed in future versions of openvas-server. If your existing
installation depends on this feature, we recommend that you do not update to 
1.0.1.

* Added syslog support to openvasd logging facility.
* Fixed memory leaks in plugin scheduler.
* Added and improved packaging files for Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora.
* Changed version requirements for openvas-libraries from 0.9.2 to 1.0.2 due to
  API extension for OpenVAS OIDs.
* Changed version requirements for openvas-libnasl from 0.9.1 to 1.0.1 due to
  API extension for OpenVAS OIDs.
* Disabled plugin upload feature due to security concerns.
* Fixed possible buffer overflow in user authentication.
* Fixed a configuration issue that broke the build process on certain 64bit
  installations.
* Added a first draft of the specification for the upcoming OpenVAS Transport
  Protocol.
* Various code cleanups.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Bernhard Herzog,
Jan Wagner, Jan-Oliver Wagner, Michael Wiegand and others.

openvas-server 1.0.0 (2008-01-31)

First stable release with only minimal changes
compared to latest 0.9 version.
No problems or any sort of issues have been
reported for over two months now.
This release is done basically
to reach the mentally important version 1.0,
there is no technical need to replace openvas-server
for a running installation.

Main changes are:

* Minor cleanups in package files.
* openvasd does not do any (useless) version check
  for -libraries and -libnasl anymore.

openvas-server 0.9.2 (2007-11-07)

Legal and minor technical fixes release.

Main changes are:

* Fixed tool "openvas-config" to output correct version
  of OpenVAS server (openvasd)
* During  installation routine, now a "gnupg" directory
  is created where the other configuration files of
  OpenVAS are located. This is the place for feed certificates.
* Removed some non-free documents (README_SSL, doc/WARNING.En
  and doc/WARNING.Fr).

openvas-server 0.9.1 (2007-10-17)

Minor cleanup release.

Main changes are:

* Version checking for openvas-libaries and openvas-libnasl
  at package configure time.
* Some code cleanups.
* Internal code refactoring.

openvas-server 0.9.0 (2007-07-27)

The first initial release of openvas-server
after the fork from Nessus 2.2.x.

Main changes are:

* Removed the client from this package.
* Replace OpenSSL by GNU/TLS (therefore it is allowed now to distribute
  binary packages with SSL-support)
* SSL now mandatory.
* Many cleanups of ancient remains (still many to come)
* Removed various W32-specific elements, because W32 isn't
  a taget system anyway.
* Lots of renaming to avoid conflicts with parallel
  Nessus installation


Old Changes information from the Nessus times:

2.2.5 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Faster scan startup speed (at the expense of a slightly bigger memory usage)
- nessus-fetch now calls nessus-update-plugins upon registration
- Fixed the use of an uninitialized buffer in the shared socket code
- Fixed some uninitialized variables in nessus_tcp_scanner
- Fixed several null pointer dereferencement in libnasl
- New NASL function 'send_capture()'
- Rotate nessusd.messages on startup if the file is too big

. changes by Michel Arboi :

- nessus_tcp_scanner now tracks down more statistics about the remote ports 
  (filtered vs. closed)

. changes by Beirne Kornarksi : 

- Fixed bug#1224

2.2.4 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Fixed a bug in nessusd when killing slow plugins, which may result
  in a hang of the scan
- Fixed a bug in find_services.nes which would prevent it from exiting
  properly when receiving a SIGTERM message
- Fixed a bug in libnessus/network.c which may result in incompletes
  SSL reads
- Fixed proxy support in nessus-fetch
- Reduced CPU usage
- Brand new SMB API
- The nessus-fetch man page is now installed
- Updated os_fingerprint.nasl with all the newest signatures

. changes by Michel Arboi :

- More gentle nessus_tcp_scanner

2.2.3 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Added the 'silent dependencies' option (suggested by Nicolas Pouvesle)
- Added a new 'Credentials' Tab to put SSH and SMB credentials
- Removed some un-recommended options from the GUI (detached scan)
- Fixed a NULL-ptr dereferencement in libnasl

. changes by Michel Arboi :

- Call setrlimit() without any limits when calling popen()

. changes by Nicolas Pouvesle :

- Replaced the functions in libnasl/nasl/smb_crypt.* by crypt_func.nasl

2.2.2 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Fixed HTTPS-over-proxy in nessus-fetch
- Fixed a build issue on Solaris in nessus-fetch
- Fixed the detached scans

2.2.1 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Turn on buffering for every TCP sockets to reduce the number of system calls
(only HTTP-related sockets would have a buffered input)

- Fixed bug#1065 which would make nessusd do an endless stream of calls
to gethostbyname() when testing a non-existant host name 

- Fixed a bug in the TCP socket buffering which would cause 
read_stream_connection() to perform a short read under some circumstances

- Added nessus-fetch(1), a utility which retrieves plugins from
www.nessus.org.

- Rewrote nessus-update-plugins to use nessus-fetch instead
of wget/lynx/fetch/curl

- Fixed bug#1076 (support for bash 3.0)

. changes by Michel Arboi :

- New TCP port scanner (nessus_tcp_portscan.nes)
- Better Hydra integration through multiple nasl scripts

2.2.0 :

- Fixed a couple of memory leaks (thanks to Lance Uyehara)

2.2.0RC1 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Fixed a bug in the client which would not make it 'remember' the scanner selection
- Each plugin can have a bigger number of cross-references associated to it
- Starting nessusd displays the current status of the plugins beeing loaded

. changes by Boris Wolf :

- Increased the buffer size on the client side to receive bigger reports

2.1.3 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Shared sockets: NASL scripts can share a socket between each others, instead
  of re-establishing the connection
- New system calls in NASL - get_kb_fresh_item() and replace_kb_item()
- The SSH checks now use a shared socket instead of re-logging into the
  remote host 
- The plugin selection in the client GUI is much faster


2.1.2 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- nessus-update-plugins makes sure that the plugin archive has been properly
signed before uncompressing it

. changes by Michel Arboi :

- fixed a memory leak in NASL2
- wrote nmap.nasl, snmpwalk_portscan.nasl and nikto.nasl to replace the
  equivalent .nes plugins
- fixed the pread() NASL function

. changes by Nicolas Pouvesle :

- Improved SSH compatibility with non-OpenSSH servers

2.1.1 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Scripts can be cryptographically signed. A signed script gets access to
more NASL functions

- Restricted the access to the nasl functions pem_to_rsa(), pem_to_dsa(), 
rsa_sign() and dsa_do_sign() to signed NASL scripts

- The nasl functions pread() and find_in_path() are accessible to
signed NASL scripts and allow the execution of local commands
 

2.1.0 :

. changes by Nicolas Pouvesle :

- SSH implementation in NASL

. changes by Renaud Deraison :

- Added support for local security checks on remote hosts, over SSH
  (support for FreeBSD, MacOS X, RHEL2.1 and RHEL3)

- Wrote a clean internal API to let Nessus communicate with its sons

- Re-wrote the KB API to use a hash table instead of a slow linked list and
to support KB items of arbitrary length


2.0.12 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed a bug in ./configure which would sometimes assume that GTK is not 
installed whereas it actually is
- Fixed a race condition in nessus-adduser for users who do not configure
their TMPDIR variable (thanks to Cyrille Barthelemy)
- Fixed a bug in nessus-update-plugins which would not update the plugins 
properly on all systems
- Fixed the installer to compile Nessus with GTK support if gtk-config OR
pkg-config is installed.


2.0.11 : 

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed Solaris portability issue introduced in 2.0.11
- Fixed a bug in the HTML with graphs output which would make it
  loop indefinitely
- Proper GTK+2.x support (GTK+ 1.2 is still supported)
- Fixed nessus-update-plugins for FreeBSD

2.0.10 : [maintenance release only]

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed MacOS X portability issues
- Non-intrusive OS-fingerprinting (based on xprobe's techniques)
- DNS fingerprinting
- killall -1 nessusd does not restart the bpf server on BSD systems
- longer connect() timeout for TCP sockets
- Fixed hydra.nes

. changes by Michel Arboi (mikhail@nessus.org)

- WWW fingerprinting
- partially fixed hydra.nes

. changes by (galt@fiberpimp.net)

- IP addresses are now sorted in EVERY reports 

. changes by Laurent FACQ (facq@u-bordeaux.fr)

- Automagically rewrite banners to handle distributions which do
  backporting of security fixes (ie: Debian)


2.0.9 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- The bpf sharing system now works fine on BSD systems, so Nessus
  now only requires one /dev/bpf to work correctly, no matter how many
  hosts are being tested

- Minor bug fixes

- A bug in tcp_ping() would make some probes have a source port set to 0


. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- Added functions in libnasl (join_multicast_group(), unixtime(), and
  more...)
- All SSL operations now use non-blocking sockets instead of the alarm()
  trick to handle timeouts

. Changes by Pavel Kankovky 

- Minimize the number of pixmaps that need to be created in the Nessus 
  client by re-using them

2.0.8 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Improved plugins dependencies
- Improved some plugins performances
- Better default values for nessusd.conf and .nessusrc
- Fixed insert_ip_options() which was broken

2.0.7 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed bad performances issues when pinging dead hosts
- Fixed a bug which would prevent to store items larger than 2kb in the KB
- NFS and SMB file-related functions completed (open, read and cwd are
  implemented)
- Plugins support for Windows 2003
- Network IPs can now be evenly sliced instead of being scanned
  sequentially
- User-definable source-IP(s) for the checks (nessusd -S)
- Fixed a possible message corruption problem if a plugin was to send a too
  long message back to nessusd
- Fixed a possible plugin corruption problem when the client overwrites
  existing plugins
- Fixed various false positives and wording issues in several plugins

2.0.6 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Support for the keyword 'default' as a port range in nmap_wrapper.nes
- Fixed a zombie issue in nmap_wrapper.nes
- Fixed various issues which could allow a NASL script to crash the
  NASL interpretor
- Improved the process management in find_services.nes

2.0.5 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed a rare race condition which may make the scan hang
- Fixed SMB related issues
- Entering "default" as the port range will make nessusd scan the ports
  listed in the Nessus services file.
- Even more sigs in find_services.nes

. changes by Julien Bordet (zejames@greyhats.org)

- Added over 3,000 signatures to smtpscan.nasl (thanks to the data
  provided by the Nessus team)



2.0.4 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- fixed the SIGCHLD handler which would not work properly and leave zombies
  on the system

- fixed a race condition when testing a great number of hosts which would
  cause a testing process to slow down a whole audit or even hang it
  totally

- When a great number of host names is passed to nessusd as a target, they
  are resolved by chunks of 64 instead of trying to resolve everything then
  starting the test

- RedHat 9 support (in spite of their attempt to make their distro incompatible
  with everyone else)

. changes by Gabriel L. Somlo <somlo@acns.colostate.edu>

- The nessus can save the reports to stdout and read them from stdin




2.0.3 :

- fixed a compilation error which would prevent find_services from working
  properly

2.0.2 :


. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- NASL port of smtpscan (original Perl program by Julien Bordet)

- Nasty bug made loop stop prematurely on rare cases


. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Re-wrote webmirror.nasl from scratch. The new version has a real parser 
  built-in and is much faster

- Added checks for older Microsoft Advisories

- SMB plugins now use NTMLv1 authentication, ie: they don't send passwords
  in clear text over the network any more

- Added new crypto functions, taken from samba, in libnasl/

- Repaired detached scans

- Fixed IP ranges notation (10.1.1-9.1-254 did not work any more)

- Minor bug fixes and enhancements : #234, #233, #230, #229, #228, #225, #222, 
  #220, #218, #217, #216, #215, #213, #212, #211, #207, #206, #205

- nessus-update-plugins properly calls chown under FreeBSD, no matter how
  many plugins there are 

- find_services.nes recognizes even more protocols

. changes by Xueyong Zhi <zhi@mail.eecis.udel.edu>

- Added NTLMv2 authentication

. changes by Frank Migge (frank.migge@oracle.com)

- nessus-mkcert-client creates the auth/rules file properly


2.0.1 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Minor bugfixes (bugs #180, #183, #185, #188, #189, #195, #197, #202, #203, #204)
- Fixed the "pink" graphical report issue
- Added http keep-alive support in the CGI related plugins
- Fixed a bug in the function get_kb_list() which would not always work
  properly
- Fixed an issue where in some situations, some HTTP services would not
  be tested for flaws if they have not been port-scanned first
- Added new signatures in find_services.nes

. changes by Stephen Friedl (steve@unixwiz.net)

- Fixed bugs and warnings in nessus-libraries


2.0.0 :

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- NASL2 : Implement >!< "strings don't match" operator 
- NASL2 : fixed a vicious case of freed memory copy.

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)
  
- Fixed a small bug in the plugin scheduler
- Ported to IRIX
- Several small bugfixes

. changes by Xueyong Zhi <zhi@mail.eecis.udel.edu>

- Added nmap_osfingerprint



1.3.4 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Re-written the process manager for the hosts
- Lots of bugfixes in the plugins text store manager
- New port scanner "synscan" which uses the RTT of the packets to do
  its job. 
- Fixed several small issues in nasl and nessusd (bug fixes, code cleanup)
- Added cryptographic hashing functions in NASL
- Added the function get_kb_list() which returns the content of a KB
  without forking the plugin
- Updated the manpages of nessusd and nasl

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- Fixed scanner_get_port() when running in standalone mode
- Fixed possible uninitiliazed memory issues in libnasl
- Started to write the NASL2 reference guide (to be found in libnasl/doc/)



1.3.3 :

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- Implement bit xor, logical & aithmetic right shift, power
- Fix operator precedence
- Added new NASL functions

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- The plugin texts are not loaded in memory any more, thus reducing
  the consumption of the nessus daemon of two megs. This also speeds up
  the loading of nessusd.

- Fixed a bug in the plugins scheduler (if optimizations were enabled, 
  the scan would sometime hang)

- Added a new NASL function (int())

- Fixed strings substraction to handle null values properly

- find_services.nes runs in parallel mode, for improved speed

- new plugin (synscan) which should perform well against firewalled
  hosts (computes the RTT before the scan)

1.3.2 : 

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Added fixes so that nessus-core/nessusd/pluginscheduler.c compiles with
  the latest version of GCC

- Fixed a bug in nessus-libraries/libnessus/bpf_share.c : a timer would not
  be reset, causing plugins which call bpf_next() to sometimes crash

- Set the timer of bpf_share.c to a much lower value, thus making it work
  much better

- Improved tcp_ping()

- Fixed two bugs in the plugins scheduler :
	- If the option "enable dependencies at runtime" is set, 
	  it would enable ALL the plugins which are depended on, instead
	  of only those we use ;

	- In some cases, it may terminate too early, thus preventing a scan
	  from being complete

- DESTDIR support

1.3.1 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Rewrote the plugins scheduler (which determines the order in which
  the plugins are to be launched). The new one is much more efficient
  but as a result, it is not possible to accurately determine the
  order in which the plugins will be ran, so the 'plugin name' in
  the client is now totally bogus
  
- Fixed various issues with NASL scripts so that they work better
  with NASL2

- Fixed bugs relative to the creation of icmp and udp packets in nasl
  
- Fixed some fatal bugs in the bpf sharer

- NASL scripts do not read /dev/urandom any more, and use time() as a
  random seed instead. As a result, the loading and execution of nasl
  scripts if faster on systems where /dev/urandom can be blocking

- Fixed the tcp NIDS evasion techniques on BSD systems

- Full support for Bugtraq IDs 

- The HTML reports add links for URLs, and show the ID number of
  the plugin that issues the report.

- Speed up the calls to arg_get_value() by using a hash of the name
  being searched for.

- Changed the licence of NASL2 to the GPLv2 (with the consent of Michel Arboi)

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- Better handling of the arrays in NASL2

. changes by Erik Anderson (eanders@carmichaelsecurity.com) 

- CVE and bugtraq cross references

. changes by Jay (jay@kinetic.org)

- Fixed multiple typos in the plugins

. changes by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino (jfernandez@germinus.com)

- Nessus now ships Hydra 2.2
- Fixed various compilation scritps (see bug#63)

1.3.0 :


. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- Use our own nessus-services file (re-generated at first start to include
  /etc/services and nmap-services)
- Added new families of plugins (ACT_KILL_HOST and ACT_END)
- Rewrote libnasl

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- The 'cancel' button of several file selection dialogs is now working
- Optimized several plugins :
	- Web-related checks now use http_recv() instead of recv()
	- open_priv_sock_tcp() has a lower timeout
	- RPC related checks now use get_rpc_port(), a function equivalent
	  to libc's getrpcport() but with a much smaller timeout
	- Decreased the default value of checks_read_timeout from 15 to 5
- Fixed a bug in the plugin selection GUI which would not refresh
  the list of plugins of a given family properly (bug#3)
- Fixed memory leaks in NASL
- Fixed a bug in nessusd which would make it leak memory when receiving a SIGHUP
  (bug#10)
- Fixed a compatibility problem with Nmap 3.10ALPHA (bug#11)
- Nessus now accepts nmap's U: and T: notation for the port range (bug#5)
- Helped Michel Arboi to give the last touches to the new libnasl
  
. changes by Erik Anderson (eanders@pobox.com)

- Added CVE and BID links, added urls and removed dead links from the plugins

. changes by Michel Scheidell (scheidell@secnap.net)

- Improved several SMB-related checks

. changes by Rodolfo Baader (rbaader@activesec.biz)

- Quotes and apostrophes are properly escaped in the XML output report


1.2.6 :


. changes by Michael Slifcak (Michael.Slifcak@guardent.com)

- Added Bugtraq cross reference in the plugins
- Added support for BID in nessusd (this has yet to be done on the
  client side)

. changes by Axel Nennker (Axel.Nennker@t-systems.com)

- fixed the xml and html outputs
- fixed array issues in a couple of plugins

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- find_service now detects services protected by TCP wrappers or ACL
- find_service detects gnuserv
- ptyexecvp() replaced by nessus_popen() (*)
  
. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed a bug which may make nasl interpret backquoted strings
  (\n and \r) received from the network (problem noted by Pavel Kankovsky)
- nmap_wrapper.nes calls _exit() instead of exit() (*)
- Solved the lack of bpf's on Free/Open/NetBSD and MacOSX by
  sharing _one_ among all the Nessus processes. As a result, Nessus's
  ping is much more effective on these platforms
- bugfix in plug_set_key() which would eventually make some scripts
  take too long when writing in the KB
- Plugins of family ACT_SETTINGS are run *after* plugins of family
  ACT_SCANNERS
- replaced the implementation of md5 which was used when OpenSSL is disabled
  by the one from RSA (the old one would not work on a big-endian host)
- Fixed plugins build issues on MacOS X
- The nessus client compiles and links against GTK+-2.0. Of course, it will
  be horrible and instable, as the GTK team does not care about backward
  compatibility


(*) These two modifications solve the problems of nmap hanging under FreeBSD
  
  
1.2.5 :

. changes by Michel Arboi (arboi@alussinan.org)

- find_service now displays unknown services that run on assigned ports
- read_stream_connection smarter (smaller timeout)
- find_service sometimes declared IDENT as "unknown"

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Fixed a deadlock that would prevent some plugins from completing
- Fixed a possible (although rare) corruption issue in the reports
  (the script IDs could under some circumstances be random)
- Fixed a potential segfault in the execution of nasl scripts

1.2.4 :

. changes by Renaud Deraison (deraison@cvs.nessus.org)

- Reverted back to autoconf 2.13. 
- Bug fix in nessus-core/nessusd/pluginlaunch.c - under some circumstances,
  data might have be lost in the reports
- Fixed a bug in several plugins for web checks (under some circumstances,
  a plugin would do N x N checks against the remote web servers (where
  N equals to the number of web servers running on the remote host)


1.2.3 :


. changes by Isaac Dawson (idawson@securitymanagementpartners.com)

- New html output layout