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Nessus 3.0.3 Released w/ Support for Solaris and Windows

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Post Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:51 pm

Nessus 3.0.3 Released w/ Support for Solaris and Windows

Tenable Network Security, Inc. is proud to announce the immediate availability of Nessus 3.0.3 (build 180).

Nessus 3.0.3 fixes several bugs and adds some enhancements over Nessus 3.0.2 and adds support for the Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris operating systems.

This release contains the following fixes and improvements :

- nessusd would stop in a middle of a scan if the log file is bigger than 2 gigabytes
- nessusd would stop in a middle of a scan due to a hard to trigger one-byte memory overwrite issue
- ping/packet forgery would fail when scanning a network over a NIC which was not enabled when nessusd initially started up
- performance problems would arise when reading/writing KB files when scanning big networks
- nasl -T - script.nasl now makes script debugging easier
- Slightly faster initial plugins processing
- More robust plugins database backend
- On Mac OS X, users can be managed graphically thru the Nessus Server Manager program
- Updated the plugins distributed with the archive

Nessus 3.0.3 is available immediately for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris and as a public beta for Microsoft Windows.


BE WARNED: You will be asked to fill out a form and an activation code will be sent to you via email.

For more info:
http://www.nessus.org/index.php

Don
Last edited by don on Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Kev

Post Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:32 am

Re: Nessus 3.0.3 Released w/ Support for Solaris and Windows

I am very impressed by the latest nessus for windows. It is now a stand-alone vulnerability scanner and no longer has the 2 part client and server configuration. This seems very similar to the commercial version that was offered a few years ago to the windows world.  The gui is very nice and makes it extremely easy to work with.  The Linux version does have the ability to customize the scans a little more, but those differences are minor. All and all this really represents the sign of the times when an old time Linux app steps up to the plate to offer a very impressive windows version. No longer does security and hacking belong exclusively to the world of Linux.

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