Software update: Nessus 8.0

Oct

24

2018

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 be integrated 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: the free to use Home edition, and the paid Professional and Manager editions. Tenable has released Nessus 8.0 with the following adjustments:

What’s New:

The following new features are included in Nessus 8.0:
Live Results: When users enable Live Results on a scan, Nessus checks newly-released plugins for previously collected scan data.
Vulnerability Snoozing / Inboxing: Users can “snooze” a vulnerability for a period of time, allowing them to focus on the vulnerabilities.
Local Log Extraction: Users can download local Nessus logs for troubleshooting from the Nessus user interface.
Vulnerability Grouping: Users can group vulnerabilities together by application, plugin, etc. so that the list of scan results is truncated and shows related vulnerabilities together.
The following features are added back into Nessus reports with Nessus 8.0:
Re-enabled collapsibility and expandability of HTML report sections
Re-added color-coded bullets to show severity or plug-in vulnerabilities
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
Fixed issue with report mismatch on port 53
Changed the verbiage or “Licensed Hosts: None”
Fixed issue in which UI becomes inaccessible due to scans being stuck in “processing” when attaching reports to emails
Updated Nessus so that accounts that have locked and have one user can be unlocked
Fixed issue where Nessus Manager agent “platform” changes did not persist
Restored support for printing scan results from browser’s print function
Fixed report export sorting
Fixed issue where the expiration date changes when plugins are manually updated
Fixed issue where error is displayed though clean scan name and target file was uploaded
Fixed issue in advanced settings where duplicate settings can be created if default setting is renamed
Fixed issue where plugin editor failed to show all when that filter was enabled
Fixed issue in which Nessus Manager delivers a diff update with incorrect checksum
Fixed KMS helper build errors
Version number 8.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website
Tenable Network Security
Download
https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus
License type Freeware / Paid

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