Friday, December 30, 2005

Oh god! Don't have latest nmap options on UMIT!

Not yet... But, We designed UMIT to don't make you wait the next UMIT version to use the latest stuffs released at nmap. It's not well documented yet, but I made a quick how to abou it.

This morning I checked my e-mail and wondered that Fyodor released an Informal version of nmap (3.96BETA1). He added some new stuffs to nmap, like --max_retries and --host_timeout. Certainly, these options are not present at the current UMIT's version. But we still can use it, and better: customize your interface as you like without knowing a shit about programming.

Take a look at the How To and try it yourself!

Scan through the web!

Wow! Rodolfo is working hard on the UMIT web interface. Today, he sent me it's first sketch. What do you guys say about it? It's time to suggest...

Saturday, December 24, 2005

UMIT's team is growing up!

I'm glad to announce that UMIT project team is growing up. Rodolfo da Silva joinned the team today, and is going to develop the web interface. Good news, hun?
Ok... Maybe "growing up" may seen too much for one more developer for most of you. But, I think that this is just the beginning...
Long life to UMIT!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Scan through the web?

Rodolfo raised a question about UMIT going web. This project was developed with the MVC aproach predicting the development of new interfaces for the UMIT engine. So, UMIT can have a web or even a text based interface (maybe with ncurses?).

I'm not sure if it is time to develop these interfaces for the next release. If someone wants to apply for the job, it would be great!

I think that now it's time to discuss what web development tools we have to make this interface, and which one is better for case. Would be Zope? Turbo Gears? Django? or just Mod Python? What do you think it's better? Leave me a comment!

Fyodor sent me some suggestions and thoughts about what he wanted to see on and some issues found on the interface. I´m working on his suggestions also.

Monday, December 05, 2005

UMIT's next milestone

After almost 4 months hibernating, UMIT is back on the road. The most part of this time, I was trying to finish my schollar year and other projects I had at my job. Now, I have all my summer (or winter for you guys on the top of the globe ;-)) to improve UMIT performance and add more features to it's interface.
I also got some bug reports from people arround the world. Some of them, are already fixed, but until the next release, the unfixed bugs will be fixed.
Now it comes the most interesting part of this post: new features!
I've been thinking about some improvements and got some suggestions of users, and compiled everything in the following features list for the next version.
  • Register MIME for files generated by UMIT, so people can quickly view scan results with a double-click
  • Create shortcuts for xorg menu, windows start menu and Mac OS X finder
  • Improve UMIT performance and decrease memory usage, specially when scanning hundreds or thousands of hosts
  • Search on results
  • Generate scan reports
  • Improve HTML Diffs design
  • Change/Improve the way Vulnerability level is calculated
  • Create app packets for Mac OS X
  • Create packages for most used Linux Distros like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise and Slackware
  • Improve documentation
I hope to accomplish the mission until the February of 2006.
If someone want to add a feature to the list, add a comment to this post, and I'll see if it's possible to add it to the next UMIT version. If not, we can see if you want to contribute adding yourself this feature.
Let's ride... ;-)

Thursday, December 01, 2005