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omp — OMP command line client for the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS)


omp Options


Together, OpenVAS Scanner (openvassd(8)) and OpenVAS Manager (openvasmd(8)) provide the core functionality of the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS), with OpenVAS Scanner handling the actual scan process and OpenVAS Manager adding various management functionalities to handle and organise scan results.

The omp binary is a command line client which uses the OMP protocol to connect to the OpenVAS Manager and makes it easy to access the full functionality provided by the OpenVAS Manager conveniently from the command line and allows quick integration in a scripted environment.


-h, --host=HOST
Connect to OpenVAS Manager on host HOST.
-p, --port=PORT
Connect to OpenVAS Manager on port PORT.
-u, --username=USER
Use the username USER to access the OpenVAS Manager.
-w, --password=PASSWORD
Use the password PASSWORD to access the OpenVAS Manager. If the password is not set as parameter, it will be requested interactively.
Use the information provided in FILE as parameters for the connection to the OpenVAS Manager.
Replace SENDFILE in xml string to send with base64 encoded content of FILE. Only the first occurrence is replaced.
-P, --prompt
Prompt to exit.
-O, --get-omp-version
Display the OMP version used by OpenVAS Manager.
-C, --create-task
Create a task.
-n, --name=NAME
Use NAME as the name for the newly created task.
-c, --comment=COMMENT
Use COMMENT as the comment for the newly created task.
-t, --target=TARGET
Use TARGET as the target for the newly created task.
Add text in stdin as file on task..
-E, --delete-report
Delete one or more reports.
-D, --delete-task
Delete one or more tasks.
-R, --get-report
Get report of one task.
-F, --get-report-formats
Get report formats (OMP 2.0 only).
-f, --format=FORMAT
Get report in format FORMAT.
-G, --get-tasks
Get status of one, many or all tasks.
-g, --get-configs
Get configs.
-T, --get-targets
Get targets.
-M, --modify-task
Modify a task.
-S, --start-task
Start one or more tasks.
-X, --xml=COMMAND
Send COMMAND as XML to the OpenVAS Manager (e.g. "<help/>", "<get_version/>").
-i, --pretty-print
In combination with -X, pretty print the response.
-v, --version
Print version.
-?, --help
Show help.


omp --username foobar --get-tasks

Connect to the OpenVAS Manager as user foobar and get the list of tasks.

See Also

openvassd(8) gsad(8) openvasmd(8) check_omp(8)

More Information About the Openvas Project

The canonical places where you will find more information about the OpenVAS project are: (Official site)… (Development Platform)

Referenced By

check_omp(8), gsad(8), omp-dialog(8), openvasmd(8).

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