Tenable Network Security has released version 4.0.2 of the Nessus vulnerability scanner. This release includes several fixes and support for the latest operating systems from Microsoft and Apple.
Following is a summary of some of the fixes and improvements:
- Support for Windows 7 – Changes in the TCP/IP stack required updates for the NessusClient and Nessus server to run on this platform.
- Support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard – Apple also introduced changes on the latest version of its operating system and Nessus has been updated to include full support for the NessusClient and Nessus server.
- Fixed IPv6 scanning – Nessus scanners running on any Linux platform received updates and bug fixes for IPv6 scanning. A previous blog post covered the details of scanning IPv6 networks with Nessus.
- nessus-fetch updates and improvements – Updates were implemented for the proxy authentication component in nessus-fetch. Also, a new feature was added that allows the end-user to specify a domain when a proxy requires NTLM authentication.
Also included with this release are some minor NASL bug fixes and improvements.