The likely symptom is that you start a scan then decide to stop it but are presented with a message indicating you do not have permission to do so, even though you are sure the necessary permissions are in place via the WebInspect Enterprise Administration Console or you are an admin user.
Alternatively you may find that you are unable to delete any scans, or resume a paused scan.
A clear indication that the issue in question is caused by the subject of this article is an error message similar to this in the WebInspect Enterprise Manager log (C:\ProgramData\HP\WIE\Manager\ManagerWS_trace.log) immediately after an IIS or application restart:
2018-02-09 08:51:09,714 ERROR  Unable to reload scan queue System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Conversion
failed when converting the varchar value '1.0' to data type int.
The cause of the issue is due to a bug in SQL Server where certain stored functions can become stale. Because of the order of update, the changes are not correctly applied - so even though the functions appear correct when viewed in SQL Server Management Studio (for example).
The functions in question are:
There are two ways to fix the issue:
- For each of the functions listed in the cause, using SQL Server Management Studio simply right click and select "Modify" then "Execute" to update the function
- Run the attached query against the WebInspect Enterprise database
To verify that the fix has been correctly applied, restart IIS and verify that the error message no longer appears. You should now be able to control scans as required.