Software update: Nessus 7.1.2




Nessus is a security scanner that can scan a network for known exploits and outstanding services. Results can then be displayed in various reports . The software can also integrate with other packages, such as CyberArk for credential management and mdm software from Microsoft, Apple, MobileIron and AirWatch. Nessus is published in three different flavors, namely the free to use Home edition, and the paid Professional and Manager editions. Tenable has released Nessus 7.1.2 with the following adjustments:

What’s New
Ability to limit the amount of history that is retained – Nessus users will have a limited history of how much scan history, in days, is kept. This will help Nessus users manage disk usage.
Change link or Nessus scanner from Security Center to – Security Center users can now change the link of a Nessus Scanner to within the UI or a Nessus Managed scanner.
Bug Fixes & Improvements
Master Agreement updated for Nessus Pro / Home / Eval users.
On an existing policy, enabling one plugin to end up enabling the entire family.
When creating a scan from an Audit Cloud Infrastructure Template Policy, it forces Targets to be specified, preventing clean scanning.
Apple Mail unable to render HTML email from Nessus.
“Select All” checkbox is checked by default in 2nd page in pagination.
Deprecated audits should generate a scan note.
Blank result shown in Advance Scan >> Plugins even if “service detection” is enabled.
New Scan is created with empty name (if you create scan from User Defined policies.) Normal scan is not created using spaces.
Updated Nessus password storage to use a secure / slow algorithm like PBKDF2.
Plugin Editor when show enabled, disable plugins will not show the rest plugins.
‘More’ button’s options are not clickable when user click on ‘select All’ checkbox and click on ‘More’ button.
‘More’ button is NOT displayed on second page.
Selected counts are not matched with Selected items when users check the box and validate selected items on the first page.
Under Scans / Policies >> Plugins, Plugin family status is not getting changed to “ENABLED” if user has applied the filter and changes the plugin to the right side of the plugin list.
‘Selected count’ are NOT getting cleared if user first click on ‘Select All ‘ link and then click ‘Clear selected Items’ link.
Version number 7.1.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Tenable Network Security
License type Freeware / Paid


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