A new release of Qualys Cloud Platform 10.14 (VM/PC) includes two updates which are targeted for release in September 2021. 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.
New Scan Parameters to Exclude Users and Groups from Unix Directory Integrity and Directory Search UDCs (Agent Only)
We’ve introduced two new scan parameters in the Unix Directory Integrity UDC and Unix Directory Search UDC. In previous releases, you were able to provide a list of users and groups to find files owned by those users/groups. Now you can find files owned by users/groups and exclude them. Simply choose the new “Exclude the user(s)” and “Exclude group(s)” options under Scan Parameters > File Owner in the UDC. Note that the exclude options are only supported by Cloud Agent. The scan data for the control evaluation is collected by the agent and then filtered by the agent.
New UDC “Unix File Content Check (Agent Only)” with Wildcard Support
We’ve introduced a new User Defined Control (UDC) called “Unix File Content Check (Agent Only)” which supports wildcard file search and provides several additional scan parameter options than the original version of the Unix File Content Check UDC. This new UDC can only be evaluated by the Linux Cloud Agent. Please note that there are no changes to the existing Unix File Content Check UDC. To support the new UDC, we added elements to the XML output and DTDs for Control List Output, Policy Export Output and the ImportableControl.xsd schema.