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Tenable Announces Beta Release of Nessus 3.1.4

June 7, 2007

Columbia, MD

Today, Tenable released Nessus 3.1.4 beta. Here are the main changes compared to Nessus 3.1.3:

  • 64 bits builds (for Debian 4 and Red Hat ES 5 only at this time)
  • Fedora Core 7 build
  • Better support for IPv6. In particular, the functions get_local_mac_addr() / get_gw_mac_addr() work when dealing with an IPv6 host
  • Fixed a bug related to the maximum number of TCP sessions set in parallel and which would cause nessusd to use more CPU than what is necessary
  • Added several fixes in the NASL interpreter. In some cases, a copy-on-write operation would not be detected properly thus leading to incorrect modifications of some variables
  • Fixed nessuscmd which would not be able to use the local nessus daemon any more
  • The 'nessus' command-line utility can now produce the same report type (.nessus) as the Mac OS X client
  • Several other smaller bug fixes as well as further optimizations to reduce memory usage.

The whole Nessus 3.1.x series is considered as being in beta. When it reaches production quality, it will be labeled Nessus 3.2.x. The main list of changes between Nessus 3.2 and Nessus 3.0 is available on Tenable's blog 

About Tenable

Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io®, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 20 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
[email protected]
(443) 539-6476