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Tenable Announces the Release of Nessus 3.0.3

May 22, 2006

Columbia, MD

Tenable Network Security, Inc. is proud to announce the immediate availability of Nessus 3.0.3 (build 180). Nessus 3.0.3 fixes several bugs and adds some enhancements over Nessus 3.0.2 and adds support for the Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris operating systems. This release contains the following fixes and improvements:

  • nessusd would stop in a middle of a scan if the log file is bigger than 2 gigabytes
  • nessusd would stop in a middle of a scan due to a hard to trigger one-byte memory overwrite issue
  • ping/packet forgery would fail when scanning a network over a NIC which was not enabled when nessusd initially started up
  • Performance problems would arise when reading/writing KB files when scanning big networks
  • nasl -T - script.nasl now makes script debugging easier
  • Slightly faster initial plugins processing
  • More robust plugins database backend
  • On Mac OS X, users can be managed graphically thru the Nessus Server Manager program
  • Updated the plugins distributed with the archive

Nessus 3.0.3 is available immediately for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris and as a public beta for Microsoft Windows. 

About Tenable

Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
cbaker@tenable.com
(443) 539-6476