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Nessus Agent Software Requirements

See the following table to understand the software requirements for Nessus agents.

Operating System

Supported Versions

32-bit Linux
  • Debian 6, Debian 7, Debian 8, and Debian 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3
  • Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • SUSE 11 Enterprise
  • Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10

64-bit Linux

  • Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, and Amazon Linux 2018.03
  • Debian 6, Debian 7, Debian 8, and Debian 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3
  • Fedora 20, Fedora 21, Fedora 24, Fedora 25, Fedora 26, and Fedora 27
  • Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel)
  • SUSE 11 and SUSE 12 Enterprise
  • Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10
32-bit Windows
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 7, Windows Server 8, and Windows Server 10

64-bit Windows

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 7, Windows Server 8, and Windows Server 10

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.14

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