0 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 8:48 AM by Renaud RSS

Nessus 5.0.2 available

Renaud Master

Hi everyone,


I'm please to announce the immediate availability of Nessus 5.0.2. This release is a bugfix only release and addresses the following issues:



- UTF8 encoding problems would sometimes cause the generation of reports to fail ;

- Fixed a case where generating some compliance checks reports would cause the scanner to hang, using 100% of the CPU ;

- Resolved a resource leak issue occurring when a large number of different users are connected at the same time ;

- Network congestion errors are now detected more conservatively ;

- Upgraded libxml2, libxslt, openssl to their newest versions ;

- Some nessusd.rules directives were not honored by the port scanners ;

- Solaris 10 build ;


Other fixes:


- Smarter max_hosts and global.max_hosts defaults

- Added support for named virtual hosts for IPv6

- Fixed a memory leak when mixing IPv4 and IPv6 targets

- Fixed the systemd control script (Fedora 16)

- Fixed a crash in nessus-mkcert on the command-line (Win32)

- Fixed a crash in localtime(), when passed an invalid argument (Win32)

- Fixed scratchpad_query() to allow NULL arguments

- PSSDK fix (Win32)


You can download Nessus 5.0.2 at http://www.nessus.org/download/