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Nessus Agent Software Requirements

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

Version

Operating System

Supported Versions

7.5

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, 2015.09, 2017.09, and 2018.03 (64-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (32-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (64-bit)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

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

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

SUSE 11 Enterprise (32-bit)

SUSE 11 and 12 Enterprise (64-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (32-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (64-bit)

Windows

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2008 SP2, Server 2008 R2 SP2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, 8, and 10 (64-bit)

Note: For Nessus Agents 7.5 and later, you must install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on the host operating system.

The redistributable package requires the following service packs to be installed on the following Windows versions: Windows Server 2008 requires Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 R2 requires Service Pack 1, and Windows 7 requires Service Pack 1.

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.15

7.4

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, 2015.09, 2017.09, and 2018.03 (64-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (32-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (64-bit)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

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

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

SUSE 11 Enterprise (32-bit)

SUSE 11 and 12 Enterprise (64-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (32-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (64-bit)

Windows

Windows Server 2008, 7, 8, and 10 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit)

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.14

Previous Versions

7.1 - 7.3

Linux

Amazon Linux 2015.03, 2015.09, 2017.09, and 2018.03 (64-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (32-bit)

Debian 6, 7, 8, and 9 / Kali Linux 1, 2017.3 (64-bit)

Fedora 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 5 / CentOS 5 / Oracle Linux 5 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (32-bit)

Red Hat ES 6 / CentOS 6 / Oracle Linux 6 (including Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel) (64-bit)

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

SUSE 11 Enterprise (32-bit)

SUSE 11 and 12 Enterprise (64-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (32-bit)

Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04, 16.04, and 17.10 (64-bit)

Windows

Windows Server 2008, 7, 8, and 10 (32-bit)

Windows Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit)

Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 - 10.14

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