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.
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-fetch(1), gzip(1), tar(1)
nessus(1), nessusd(8), nessus-adduser(8)
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 <[email protected]>. This script has been released under the GPL