Jeff Leggett

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.16 (VM/PC) API notification 2

Blog Post created by Jeff Leggett Employee on Nov 19, 2018

A new release of Qualys Cloud Suite, Version 8.16 (VM/PC), includes an updated API which is targeted for release in December 2018. The specific day will differ depending on the platform. See platform release dates on the Qualys Status page. 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 Last Detection Tested Date /api/2.0/fo/asset/host/vm/detection
The Host List Detection API includes 4 new filters based on when detections were last tested on a host (as part of a full scan or partial scan). You can filter the list to show detections tested since or before a particular date or number of days. The XML output already includes the LAST TEST DATETIME.


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.


New Search Filter Added to Scanner Appliance API /api/2.0/fo/appliance/
You can now search scanner appliances by platform where scanners are deployed. You'll see the platform provider in the XML output when you also specify “include_cloud_info=1” and “output_mode=full” in the request.


New API: List Superseding Patches for an Asset /api/2.0/fo/asset/patch/
We have now introduced a new API: Patch Supersede API that lets you view the list of all superseding patches that will fix detections on a specific host.


New API: Scanner Details /api/2.0/fo/scan/scanner
The new Scanner Details API helps you identify the scanner used to scan a particular IP address at a given time. This is supported for vulnerability scans only. This new API is especially useful when you’re scanning a large number of IPs using a pool of scanners and you’re not sure which scanner was used to scan a particular host.


Agent UDC Support (coming soon!)
New Agent UDC Support will be announced soon via the Qualys Technology blog once remaining components are released.