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Plugin Rules allow you to hide or change the severity of any given plugin. In addition, rules can be limited to a specific host or specific time frame. From this page you can view, create, edit, and delete your rules.
The Plugin Rules option provides a facility to create a set of rules that dictate the behavior of certain plugins related to any scan performed. A rule can be based on the Host (or all hosts), Plugin ID, an optional Expiration Date, and manipulation of Severity.
This allows you to re-prioritize the severity of plug in results to better account for your organization’s security posture and response plan.
New Plugin Rule Example
This rule has been created for the Host IP address 192.168.0.6.
Once saved, this rule changes the results of Plugin ID 79877 (CentOS 7 : rpm (CESA-2014:1976) to a Severity of Low, until 12/31/2016.
After 12/31/2016, the results of Plugin ID 79877 will return to its critical severity.