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Tenable Announces the Release of Nessus 3.0.6

June 26, 2007

Columbia, MD

Tenable Network Security, Inc. is proud to announce the availability of Nessus 3.0.6 for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.

This release contains the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Fixed a cross site scripting vulnerability in the Windows GUI
  • Fixed a possible segfault condition occurring when multiple clients simultaneously log into the nessusd server
  • Fixed a memory leak in nasl scripts containing a function on_exit()
  • Improved performance when logging into nessusd
  • The scan does not fail any more if the main nessusd process runs out of file descriptors (this would occur on Solaris with max_host set to a value higher than 200)
  • Several fixes in the NASL interpreter
  • Builds for Fedora Core 7 and Red Hat ES 5

Tenable would like to thank to Japanese CERT for having notified us about the Windows cross site scripting issue.  

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