Wednesday, 15 April 2009

How to install Nessus on ubuntu

The synaptics version of Nessus its on version 2 (opensource), on official website of Nessus you can get the latest version.

1) download Nessus and NessusClient depending of your distro and your processor arch
2) reproduce the following steps

# sudo dpkg -i Nessus-XXXXX.deb
# sudo dpkg -i NessusClient-XXXXX.deb

3) Get an activation code for update nessus plugins: register in nessus website at plugins section, click on request an activation code, then click on Register a HomeFeed, then go to your email

# /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

4) adding an user, on Authentication (pass/cert) you can press enter ...
# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser

5) starting nessus deamon (server)
# sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd start

6) now its time to run nessus client (gui), also you can run from NessusClient shortcut (look for your desktop environment applications menu)
# /opt/nessus/bin/NessusClient

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