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MAN page from RedHat 7.X nessus-server-1.0.7a-1.i386.rpm

NESSUS-UPDATE-PLUGINS

Section: User Manuals (8)
Updated: May 2000
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NAME

nessus-update-plugins - updates the Nessus security checks automatically 

SYNOPSIS

nessus-update-plugins [-v] [-l] [-r <pluginname>] [-h] [-i <pluginname>]

 

DESCRIPTION

The Nessus Security Scannerperforms several security checks, each of them being coded as an external plugin coded in NASL. As new security holes are published every day, new plugins appear on the Nessus web-site (www.nessus.org), and having an up-to-date nessusd server can be difficult and time consuming.
The script nessus-update-pluginswill fetch all the newest security checks for you, install them at the proper location, and restart nessusd(8) so that it take them into account.
nessus-update-pluginsuses lynx(1), tar(1) and gzip(1) to do its job.

 

OPTION

-v
Will make nessus-update-pluginsdisplay the name of the newly installed plugins.

-l
nessus-update-plugins will list the plugins available on www.nessus.org, with a short descriptionfor each

-r <pluginname>

Makenessus-update-pluginsdisplay the source code of the plugin<pluginname>

-i <pluginname>

Only install the pluginpluginname

-h
Show the help summary

 

SECURITY NOTES

nessus-update-plugins uses lynx(1) to retrieve the archive of the new plugins, at http://www.nessus.org/nasl/all.tar.gz. The scripts are not signedso a cracker may poison your DNS server and force this script to retrievescripts on another web server, and then force your nessusd to executenasl scripts that do something else.Even if this can not do much harm (see the NASL reference guidefor more information on that subject) you should be extra carefulregarding this.

Souse this script with caution

 

SEE ALSO

lynx(1), gzip(1), tar(1)
nessus(1), nessusd(8), nessusd-adduser(8)

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT

The canonical places where you will find more information about the Nessus project are :

       http://www.nessus.org (Official site)

       http://cvs.nessus.org (Developers site)
                        
 

AUTHOR

Renaud Deraison <deraisonAATTcvs.nessus.org>. This script has been releasedunder the GPL


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTION
SECURITY NOTES
SEE ALSO
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT
AUTHOR

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