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NESSUS-UPDATE-PLUGINS

Section: User Manuals (8)
Updated: Feb 2005
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NAME

nessus-update-plugins - updates the Nessus security checks automatically  

SYNOPSIS

nessus-update-plugins [-v[v]] [-h]

 

DESCRIPTION

The 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.
The script 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 nessus-fetch(1) (part of nessus-core), tar(1) and gzip(1) to do its job.

 

OPTION

-v
Will make nessus-update-plugins display the name of the newly installed plugins.

-h
Show the help summary

 

PROXIES

If you are behind a web proxy, then read the manual page of nessus-fetch to configure nessus-fetch with a proper proxy support.


 

SEE ALSO

nessus-fetch(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)
                        
 

AUTHOR

Renaud Deraison <[email protected]>. This script has been released under the GPL


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTION
PROXIES
SEE ALSO
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT
AUTHOR

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