Additional Status for Update Available

  • Community Moderator

    In the list of applications I often see the status "OK" but when I expand the entry then I see that VulnDetect recommends a newer version of this app.
    So for many apps there is an update available but I don't see this in VulnDetect because by default all entries are collapsed and you show the Status "OK".

    For users the status "OK" is confusing because it implies that everything is OK (secure and also Up-To-Date).
    There is no separate visual indicator for "Up-To-Date" and "Update available".
    So please add an additional status that shows if an application is Up-to-date or if there is an Update available.

    You should also rename the status "OK" to "No known vulnerabilities" (maybe you find something shorter like "Probably Secure").
    I know that "Secure" is not correct because there might be unknown vulnerabilities.

    This way you can show if an application has vulnerabilities and if it is Up-To-Date.

  • There are many good arguments for implementing this feature, @OLLI_S mentioned some above.
    So @Tom you should implement this feature ASAP (otherwise you force us users to expand every application to see available updates).
    You already know if there is a new version available or not.

  • Community Moderator

    @Tom said in Additional Status for Update Available:

    The download icon indicates that an update is available, but only for Apps where we provide a download link.

    This is exactly the problem: for some apps there are updates available, but you do not provide a download link.
    So for these apps users will never see that there is an update available.

    And in the business UI you do not show any download icon in the list of apps (so users do not see that there are updates available):


    In the business UI you have to expand the entries manually to see the download icon:


    This is the reason why I suggested here a new label "Update Available" (or just Update).
    Here is a part of my mock up that I posted in List of Applications - Improved UI


    @Tom You see that the label "Update" is very important and also increases the security of the system and the usability for users.

  • VulnDetect Team Member

    I can see that the current implementation isn't good enough.

    Update available Download.png

    The download icon indicates that an update is available, but only for Apps where we provide a download link.

    So we need to find a better way to indicate this.

  • I am surprised (and very disappointed) that this is not yet implemented or has at least the status "Work in progress".
    Seems like the guys at VulnDetect are busy with other stuff that has not such a great benefit than this feature here.
    This is very very sad!

  • I also miss an indicator that there is a new version available (status is OK but there is a newer recommended versions available).



  • Community Moderator

    In the suggestion List of Applications - Improved UI I made a suggestion for a improved user interface that also includes the label Update Available.
    If you like the new UI, please upvote it.

  • Community Moderator

    I think you need a new orange label "Update" or "Update available" in addition to the existing labels like "OK" or "Insecure".

  • Community Moderator

    Important is to see that there is an update available.

  • VulnDetect Team Member

    I agree that we need something additional to indicate that an app is not at the "Recommended" version, but I don't think we will change the OK.
    There can be a ton of reasons why people want to stick with an old version, and we don't want to push them away from an old version, as long as it isn't "Insecure" or "EoL". So we want to tread carefully here.

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