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[[Wikipedia:Nessus (software)|Nessus]] is a proprietary [[Wikipedia:Vulnerability scanner|vulnerability scanner]] available free of charge for personal use. There are [http://www.tenable.com/plugins/ over 40,000 plugins] covering a large range of both local and remote flaws.
 
[[Wikipedia:Nessus (software)|Nessus]] is a proprietary [[Wikipedia:Vulnerability scanner|vulnerability scanner]] available free of charge for personal use. There are [http://www.tenable.com/plugins/ over 40,000 plugins] covering a large range of both local and remote flaws.
  
==Installation==
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== Installation ==
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Download and extract the {{AUR|nessus}} tarball available in the [[AUR]].
 
Download and extract the {{AUR|nessus}} tarball available in the [[AUR]].
  
Go to http://tenable.com/products/nessus/nessus-download-agreement, agree to the license, and download the package:
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{{Note|As of April 26, 2016, it is no longer required to agree and download the Nessus rpm. A script will run and download the rpm from the Nessus site automatically. If it appears that nothing is happening, please be patient as the script runs wget silently. The installation will proceed after the rpm is downloaded.}}
*32-bit: Nessus-5.0.2-fc16.i386.rpm
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*64-bit: Nessus-5.0.2-fc16.x86_64.rpm
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Move the RPM file into the {{ic|nessus}} directory (i.e. the directory you extracted the tarball's contents to).
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== Post-installation setup ==
  
Then, [[AUR#Installing_packages|build and install]] the package as usual.
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Register your email at http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/nessus-plugins/obtain-an-activation-code and wait for your key to be emailed to you.  
  
==Post-installation setup==
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== Usage ==
Create an SSL certificate for the Nessus web interface:
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{{bc|# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-mkcert}}
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Register your email at http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/nessus-plugins/obtain-an-activation-code and wait for your key to be emailed to you. Then, download all the plugins from the feed with:
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The {{AUR|nessus}} package provides a {{ic|nessusd.service}} unit file, see [[systemd#Using units]] for details.
{{bc|# /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register <your key here>}}
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{{Note|If you are behind a proxy, you need to modify {{ic|/opt/nessus/etc/nessus/nessus-fetch.rc}}.}}
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Access the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface ({{ic|/opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli}}). In most browsers, you will need to manually accept the SSL certificate you created for the server.
  
Create a Nessus admin user (unrelated to Unix-style users):
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== Removal ==
{{bc|# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser}}
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==Usage==
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The package can be removed with [[pacman#Removing packages|pacman]], but files created by Nessus, such as the plugin database it downloads, must be removed manually:
  
The {{aur|nessus}} package provides a {{ic|nessusd.service}} unit file, see [[systemd]] for details.
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{{Note|This will delete your Nessus configuration files.}}
  
Access the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface ({{ic|/opt/nessus/bin/nessuscmd}}). In most browsers, you will need to manually accept the SSL certificate you created for the server.
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# rm -r /opt/nessus
  
==Removal==
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== See also ==
The package can be removed with pacman, but files created by Nessus, such as the plugin database it downloads, must be removed manually:
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{{Note|This will delete your Nessus configuration files.}}
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* [http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/documentation  The multilanguage official documentation]
{{bc|# rm -r /opt/nessus}}
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Latest revision as of 18:55, 15 May 2016

Nessus is a proprietary vulnerability scanner available free of charge for personal use. There are over 40,000 plugins covering a large range of both local and remote flaws.

Installation

Download and extract the nessusAUR tarball available in the AUR.

Note: As of April 26, 2016, it is no longer required to agree and download the Nessus rpm. A script will run and download the rpm from the Nessus site automatically. If it appears that nothing is happening, please be patient as the script runs wget silently. The installation will proceed after the rpm is downloaded.

Post-installation setup

Register your email at http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/nessus-plugins/obtain-an-activation-code and wait for your key to be emailed to you.

Usage

The nessusAUR package provides a nessusd.service unit file, see systemd#Using units for details.

Access the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface (/opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli). In most browsers, you will need to manually accept the SSL certificate you created for the server.

Removal

The package can be removed with pacman, but files created by Nessus, such as the plugin database it downloads, must be removed manually:

Note: This will delete your Nessus configuration files.
# rm -r /opt/nessus

See also