Functions from the NASL LibraryBuilt-In FunctionsMiscellaneous Functions"Unsafe" Functions

"Unsafe" Functions

NB: Under Nessus, these functions were considered "unsafe" since they access the file system and were only available to a special selection of "trusted" plugins. Since OpenVAS takes a different approach and will not permit untrusted plugins to run alongside trusted plugins, these functions are available to all plugins. Classifying these functions as "unsafe" is done purely for legacy reasons. Nevertheless, developers should be aware that these functions could potentially harm the system which is running OpenVAS and are expected to take extra care when using these functions.


Functions from the NASL LibraryBuilt-In FunctionsMiscellaneous Functions"Unsafe" Functions