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nessus-update-plugins - updates the Nessus security checks automatically
[-v] [-l] [-r <pluginname>] [-h] [-i <pluginname>]
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.
- Will make nessus-update-pluginsdisplay the name of the newly installed plugins.
- 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
- Show the help summary
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
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)
Renaud Deraison <deraisonAATTcvs.nessus.org>. This script has been releasedunder the GPL
- SECURITY NOTES
- SEE ALSO
- MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT
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