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A new release of QualysGuard®, Version 6.24, will be available in production in the US on January 31st 2012 and in the EU on Tuesday February 7th 2012. This release is completely transparent to users and will require no scheduled downtime.

QualysGuard 6.24 includes a number of API enhancements. This notification provides an early preview of these API enhancements, allowing you to make any changes to automated scripts or code that utilize the following APIs:


  • Final CVSS Score Added to Asset Data Report DTD

The final CVSS score calculated for each vulnerability detection now appears in the automatic asset data report DTD (asset_data_report.dtd) when the CVSS scoring feature is enabled for the user’s subscription. The CVSS score is calculated following the formula specified in the CVSS Version 2 standards.



  • New Share PCI Scan V2 API


The new Share PCI Scan V2 API (/api/2.0/fo/scan/pci/) provides an automated way to share (export) finished PCI scans to PCI Merchant accounts and check the export status. A PCI scan is a vulnerability scan that was run with the option profile “Payment Card Industry (PCI) Options”.





  • Scan List API v2: New PCI Only Filter

The scan list V2 API (/api/2.0/fo/scan/) is used to search and view scans in the user’s scan history list. Using this API with the new pci_only input parameter, API users can restrict the scan list output to PCI scans only. PCI scans are vulnerability scans that were run with the option profile “Payment Card Industry (PCI) Options”.



  • OS CPE Support

With this release, OS CPE names are collected for operating systems detected on hosts when the OS CPE feature is enabled for the subscription and authenticated scans have been performed after enabling this feature. The service has the ability to collect OS CPE names during vulnerability scans and compliance scans. In the XML output for several reports, the <OS_CPE> element identifies the OS CPE name for the detected operating system.






Full details regarding these XML changes are available within the Qualys community at:


API release notes will be available to customers from within the Resources section of your QualysGuard account. To receive more information on QualysGuard 6.24, please visit the Qualys Community at or contact your Technical Account Manager or Qualys' Technical Support Department at

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