Nessus Agent Software Requirements

Nessus Agents support Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

Note: Microsoft Visual C++ 14.22 is included as part of a bundled license package with Nessus Agents.

Version

Operating System

Supported Versions

8.3.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (x86)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4, 12, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 20.04 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 with April 2014 update, and 10 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 with April 2014 update, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT). Some older versions of Microsoft Windows require a minimum update to work with Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later. Current Agent installations on Windows that do not meet these requirements will not automatically upgrade past Agent 8.1.0.

Mac OS

Mac OS 10.9 - 10.15, 11.x (M1)

Previous Versions

8.2.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (x86)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, and 32 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4, 12, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, and 20.04 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 with April 2014 update, and 10 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 with April 2014 update, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT). Some older versions of Microsoft Windows require a minimum update to work with Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later. Current Agent installations on Windows that do not meet these requirements will not automatically upgrade past Agent 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15, 11.x (M1)

8.1.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86-64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86-64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86_64)

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (M1)

8.0.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (M1)

7.7.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Amazon (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and 18.04 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86_64)

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (M1)

7.6.x

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2

Debian 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (x86_64)

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (M1)

7.5.x

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, 2015.09, 2017.09, and 2018.03 (x86_64)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (x86_64)

macOS

macOS 10.9 - 10.15 (M1)

7.4.x

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, 2015.09, 2017.09, and 2018.03 (x86_64)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (x86_64)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 / CentOS 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 and 12 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (x86_64)

Windows

Windows Server 2008, 7, 8, and 10 (x86)

Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, 7, 8, and 10 (x86_64)

macOS

macOS 10.8 - 10.14 (M1)