The web user interface of the GSM is interchangeable. All web user interfaces use a built-in webserver that translates all actions into the OpenVAS Management Protocol and displays the results respectively. Therefor the web user interfaces do not possess any intelligence themselves. The intelligence is completely hidden in the OpenVAS manager. This is why the web user interfaces are interchangeable.
In the version GOS 3.1 the GSM offers two different web user interfaces:
To switch between the two interfaces access to the command line is required. The chosen interface is always active for all users of the GSM appliance. The selection can be controlled depending on the user.
This UI is only available in the German language.
Before switching to the IT Vulnerability Traffic Light several settings in the classic view should be changed. Otherwise you will receive warnings in the Vulnerability Traffic Light as displayed in figure Scanning using the ITS Vulnerability Traffic Light..
Import the ITS report format
Download the ITS report format from http://download.greenbone.net/rfps/its-openvas.xml and import it under Configuration/Report Formats. Edit the report format and activate it. Now just verify it by clicking on .
Import the ITS scan configuration
Download the ITS scan configuration from http://download.greenbone.net/scanconfigs/its-scanconfig.xml and import it under Configuration/Scan Configs.
Once these prerequisites are completed it can be switched over.
Possible some prerequisites have already been performed on your system.
To change the interface enter the GOS-Admin-Menu.
There under the menu option Remote configure the HTTPS web interface.
The default value is
To switch to the IT Vulnerability Traffic Light change the value to
After a Commit the change will be activated within a couple of minutes.
A reboot is not required.
Alternatively the value can be changed in the command line directly:
gsm: set web_interface its gsm *: commit
After a couple of minutes the ITS Vulnerability Traffic Light will be active. Now the log in displays the availability of the new interface (see figure The log in of the ITS Vulnerability Traffic Light.).
After logging in a wizard appears that allows for the simple starting of a scan.
For the scan an administrative user can be specified. The scanner then will log itself into the system and scan the system internally as well (see figure Scanning using the ITS Vulnerability Traffic Light.). When the report format and the scan confirmation are imported and the ITS-Scanner is cloned then the warnings will no longer be displayed.
If vulnerabilities are discovered the displayed traffic light will flash in the respective colour during the scan. As soon as the scan is completed the traffic light will stop flashing and displays the status permanently (see figure After completion of the scan the status of the traffic light is displayed permanently.).
Clicking the printer icon (see figure The printer icon gives access to the report.) the PDF report can be downloaded.