Jeff Leggett

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.16 (VM/PC) API notification 1

Blog Post created by Jeff Leggett Employee on Nov 1, 2018

A new release of Qualys Cloud Suite, Version 8.16 (PC/VM), includes an updated API which is targeted for release in November 2018. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Statuspage. This API notification provides an early preview into the coming API, allowing you to identify use cases that can leverage this updated API. Release notes are attached to this post.


What's new
New CVSS v3.0 Metrics Added to KnowledgeBase API /api/2.0/fo/knowledge_base/vuln/
We updated the CVSS v2 and CVSS v3 sections of the KnowledgeBase API output. For both CVSS v2 and CVSS v3 we added the vector string. For CVSS v3 we renamed, added and removed metrics to match the CVSS v3 standard.


Support for Scanning ESXi Hosts on vCenter /api/2.0/fo/auth/vmware/
You can now specify login_type=vcenter in the API request when creating and updating VMware authentication records.


SCAP Last Scanned Date for Asset Search /api/2.0/fo/asset/host/?action=list
We have now introduced two new parameters to filter SCAP last scanned date when you download a list of hosts, based on the scan data available in the user’s account.


Host List Detection API - New Filters for Detection Tested Date /api/2.0/fo/asset/host/vm/detection
The Host List Detection API has been updated to include new filters based on when detections were last tested on a host. The XML output already includes the LAST TEST DATETIME. Now you can filter the list to only show detections tested since a particular date, before a particular date, or filter by the number of days since the detection was last tested.


OS Authentication instance-based technology discovery /api/2.0/fo/scan/compliance
We can now collect technology data using the underlying OS technology without creating authentication records.


New Instance column in STIG Report CSV
A host can have multiple instances and you can now include the host instance in the STIG report. Simply choose “Instance” in the STIG report template from the UI to show this information in the CSV report output.