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Packages at http://www.blastwave.org/testing/ - just an incremental upgrade this time. From the Nessus news file :
(Slight) Speed improvements : - Faster scan startup speed (at the expense of a slightly bigger memory usage). - Faster scans in general Depending on the speed of your hard drive and the OS you're running on, you may experience up to 15% speed improvement. Bug fixes : - Fixed the use of an uninitialized buffer in the shared socket code - Fixed some uninitialized variables in nessus_tcp_scanner - Fixed several null pointer dereferencements in libnasl - Several other minor bugs have been fixed (see bugs.nessus.org for details) Misc : - New NASL function 'send_capture()' - nessusd rotates nessusd.messages on startup if the file is too big - Enhanced nessus_tcp_scanner - nessus-fetch now calls nessus-update-plugins upon registration
Packages are :
libnasl-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz libnasl-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessus-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessuslib-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg nessuslib-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz nessusplugins-2.2.5-SunOS5.8-sparc-CSW.pkg.gz
Install nessuslib, libnasl, nessus and nessusplugins in that order. A good walkthrough is available at http://www.nessus.org/demo if you’re interested in trying this package out. Note that starting the server and logging into the client for the first time can take a while, as it has to load and scan all the plugins (it’s faster after it’s done it once).