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Release Name: 6.0+beta1
This is the first beta version of the upcoming 6.0 release of the OpenVAS Manager. It is the central management service between the actual security scanners and various user clients. This release introduces first steps towards multi-scanner support, adds support for SecInfo type "CERT-Bund" and extends the results object. Apart from this the alternative support for PostgreSQL works to some extend but is not complete yet. Please make sure to read the INSTALL file for important installation and migration information, even and especially if you have used OpenVAS Manager before. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release: Hani Benhabiles, Matthew Mundell, Timo Pollmeier, Michael Wiegand
Main changes since 5.0 series: * Added first steps for Scanner Management. This includes the configration part for scanners accompanied with a new set of OMP commands (create_scanner, get_scanners, modify_scanner, delete_scanner and verity_scanner). Next, it covers the extensions of tasks with the selected scanner type and the extension of Scan Configurations to reflect different scanner types. * First steps towards alternative use of PostgreSQL as database backend instead of SQLite3. The PostgreSQL support does not yet cover all of the OpenVAS Manager functionalities. * Added new SecInfo subtype CERT-Bund Advisory (CERT_BUND_ADV). * Added new OMP command GET_AGGREGATES in order to deliver data tables for use in diagrams. * Extended results table and OMP results objects. * Removed openvasrc file support from OMP. * For SSH credentials, the public part is now extracted from private key when needed. * Removed preemptive Scanner connecting. Connect only on NVT cache update or task starting, resuming and stopping. This improves response time. * Removed task pausing feature. This includes the removal of OMP commands pause_task and resume_paused_task. * Removed target locators feature. This includes the removal of the OMP command get_target_locators. * First steps towards a QoD (Quality of Detection) concept as an attribute of the results. * Rebuild CERT database as version 6 to apply fix for problems with CVEs in older DFN-CERT advisories. * Increased limit of max number of hosts specified in user Host Access Control to 16,777,216. * Removed --slisten and --sport options. * Renamed --list-users to --get-users. * Added --get-scanners. * Added --create-scanner with --scanner-host, --scanner-port and --scanner-type options. * Added --delete-scanner option. * Added --verify-scanner option. * Added --scanner-ca-pub, --scanner-key-pub and --scanner-key-priv command-line arguments. * Added options --max-email-attachment-size and --max-email-include-size. * Various minor improvements. * Code cleanups.