Download and extract the source tarball from the AUR:AUR page on the
$ wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nessus/nessus.tar.gz $ tar xvf nessus.tar.gz
Go to http://tenable.com/products/nessus/nessus-download-agreement, agree to the license and download the package:
- 32-bit: Nessus-5.0.0-fc16.i386.rpm (12103 KB)
- 64-bit: Nessus-5.0.0-fc16.x86_64.rpm (12092 KB)
Move the RPM file into into the
$ cd nessus $ mv ~/Downloads/Nessus-5.0.0-fc16.x86_64.rpm .
Then, make (and install) the package and any needed dependencies:
$ makepkg -csi
Create an SSL certificate for the Nessus web interface:
Register your email at http://nessus.org/register/ and wait for your key to be emailed to you. Then, download all the plugins from the feed with:
# /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register <your key here>
Create a Nessus admin user (unrelated to *nix style users):
nessusd.service unit file, see systemd for details.
Access the web interface at https://localhost:8834 and/or use the commandline interface (
/opt/nessus/bin/nessuscmd). In most browsers, you will need to manually accept the SSL certificate you created for the server.
The package can be removed with pacman, but files created by nessus (such as the plugin database it downloads) must be removed manually:
# rm -r /opt/nessus