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Debian/Ubuntu wmi-client package with OpenVAS libwmiclient1 patches

The other day I wanted to build some updated OpenVAS packages and realized I now needed libwmiclient1 for local Windows checks which wasn’t readily available anywhere. The old wmi-client package that used to be in debian was pulled due to the forked/branched nature of the source code as well as the idea that something better could be implemented with the upcoming Samba4 release. That didn’t seem to pan out in the end but OpenVAS still needs to use aspects of it to build libwmiclient1 for WMI support. I suppose monitoring applications like Nagios, Cacti, Zabbix, etc are all likely feeling the loss of wmic as well so I figure why not try to fill both gaps? Anyways, here are the packages we created for Orvant, OpenVAS or anybody else who wants or needs it.

Orvant Packages

Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) AMD64

Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) i386

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) AMD64

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) i386

Source Package

Using the WMI client package (libwmiclient1 is only useful for OpenVAS):

wmic -U <user>%<pass> // "select CommandLine,Handle,Name,ProcessId from Win32_Process"

CLASS: Win32_Process
“C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe” |3512|cmd.exe|3512