Nessus Agent Software Requirements

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

Note: Nessus Agent does not require an external runtime environment, such as Java.
Note: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 14.22 is included as part of a bundled license package with Nessus Agents.

Version

Operating System

Supported Versions

10.3.x Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2 (x86_64)

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 10 / Kali Linux 2019, 2020 (i386)

Debian 10 and 11 / Kali Linux 2019, 2020 (x86_64)

Fedora 35 and 36 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 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 7 / CentOS 7 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Red Hat ES 8 and 9 / AlmaLinux 8.6 and 9 / Oracle Linux 8 / Rocky Linux 8.6 and 9 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 and 9 / AlmaLinux 8.6 and 9 / Rocky Linux 8.6 and 9 (AArch64, Graviton2)

SUSE Enterprise 12 SP3 and later, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Windows

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, and 11 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT) and PowerShell 5.0 or newer. 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 version 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 11, 12, and 13 (x86_64)

macOS 11, 12, and 13 (Apple Silicon)

Previous Versions

10.2.x Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2 (x86_64)

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (i386)

Debian 9, 10, and 11 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (x86_64)

Fedora 34, 35, and 36 (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 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 7 / CentOS 7 / Oracle Linux 7 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (AArch64, Graviton2)

Red Hat ES 8 and 9 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

Red Hat ES 8 and 9 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (AArch64, Graviton2)

SUSE Enterprise 12 SP3 and later, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Windows

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

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, and 11, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT) and PowerShell 5.0 or newer. 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 version 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 11, 12, and 13 (x86_64)

macOS 11, 12, and 13 (Apple Silicon)

10.1.x Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2 (x86_64)

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (i386)

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

Fedora 33, 34, 35 (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 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4, 12 SP3 and later, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

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

Ubuntu 18.04 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Windows

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, and 11 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT) and PowerShell 5.0 or newer. 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 version 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 11 and 12 (x86_64)

macOS 11 and 12 (Apple Silicon)

10.0.x Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2 (x86_64)

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (i386)

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

Fedora 33, 34, 35 (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 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4, 12 SP3 and later, 15 (x86_64)

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 (x86)

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

Ubuntu 18.04 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Windows

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, and 10 (x86)

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1, 10, and 11 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022 (x86_64)

Note: Nessus Agent 8.2.0 and later requires Windows host systems to be running the Universal Microsoft C Runtime Library (UCRT) and PowerShell 5.0 or newer. 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 version 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 11 and 12 (x86_64)

macOS 11 and 12 (Apple Silicon)

8.3.x

 

 

 

 

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, Amazon Linux 2015.09, Amazon Linux 2017.09, Amazon Linux 2018.03, and Amazon Linux 2 (x86_64)

Amazon Linux 2 (AArch64, Graviton2)

Debian 9 and 10 / Kali Linux 2017.3, 2018, 2019, 2020 (i386)

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 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 / Oracle Linux 8 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (x86_64)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4 (x86)

SUSE Enterprise 11 SP4, 12 SP3 and later, 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, and 10 (x86_64)

Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, 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) and PowerShell 5.0 or newer. 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 version 8.1.0.

macOS

macOS 11 and 12 (x86_64)

macOS 11 and 12 (Apple Silicon)