Manual Reference Pages - NESSUS-UPDATE-PLUGINS (8)
nessus-update-plugins - updates the Nessus security checks automatically
More Information About The Nessus Project
nessus-update-plugins [-v] [-r <pluginname>] [-h] [-i <pluginname>]
Nessus Security Scanner performs 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.
nessus-update-plugins will 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-plugins uses lynx(1), tar(1) and gzip(1) to do its job.
nessus-update-plugins display the name of the newly installed plugins.
nessus-update-plugins display the source code of the plugin
Only install the plugin
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If you are behind a web proxy, then read the manual page of
nessus-fetch to configure nessus-fetch with a proper proxy support.
nessus-update-plugins uses lynx(1) to retrieve the archive of the new plugins, at http://www.nessus.org/nasl/all-2.0.tar.gz.
The scripts are not signed so a cracker may poison your DNS server and force this script to retrieve
scripts on another web server, and then force your nessusd to execute
nasl scripts that do something else.
Even if this can not do much harm (see the NASL reference guide
for more information on that subject) you should be extra careful
use this script with caution
lynx(1), gzip(1), tar(1)
nessus(1), nessusd(8), nessus-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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. This script has been released
under the GPL
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