Nessus 4.2.2 released

The Nessus vulnerability scanner is the world-leader in active scanners, featuring high-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery and vulnerability analysis of your security posture. Nessus scanners can be distributed throughout an entire enterprise, inside DMZs and across physically separate networks.

Version version 4.2.2 released today brings the following fixes:

  • Nessus-fetch: Proxy issues have been resolved.
  • NASL: Fixed a memory leak in the NASL xmlparse() function.
  • Networking: Fixed IPv6 routing when talking to a remote host (FreeBSD, Mac OS X). Packet forgery was not always working on ES5 64 bits.
  • Packaging: Fixed the Debian /etc/rc init script. Upgraded OpenSSL to version 0.9.8n (Windows, Solaris)
  • Stability: Fixed a possible crash when using a badly written custom plugin. Fixed a possible crash when running out of BPFs on Windows.

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