Nessus

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The Nessus vulnerability scanner, is used for configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis.

Normal Paths

/opt/nessus/bin/NessusClient
NessusClient is the graphics tool for reviewing test results
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser
nessus-adduser is used to authorize access to the test results

Getting through an Authenticating Proxy Server

To allow Nessus to update through an authenticating proxy server, copy /opt/nessus/etc/nessus/nessus-fetch.rc.dist to /opt/nessus/etc/nessus/nessus-fetch.rc and change the values to match your needs.

proxy=192.168.0.1
proxy_port=3128
proxy_username=renaud
proxy_password=s3cr3t