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Tenable Network Security Releases Upgrade to Nessus 4 Vulnerability Scanner

April 15, 2010

Columbia, MD

Nessus 4.2.2 has been released today. This release contains the following fixes:


  • Proxy issues have been resolved


  • Fixed a memory leak in the NASL xmlparse() function


  • Fixed IPv6 routing when talking to a remote host (FreeBSD, Mac OS X)
  • Packet forgery was not always working on ES5 64 bits


  • Fixed the Debian /etc/rc init script
  • Upgraded OpenSSL to version 0.9.8n (Windows, Solaris)


  • Fixed a possible crash when using a badly written custom plugin
  • Fixed a possible crash when running out of BPFs on 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
[email protected]
(443) 539-6476