Snooze a Vulnerability

When you snooze a vulnerability, it does not appear in the default view of your scan results. You choose a period of time for which the vulnerability is snoozed – once the snooze period age outs, the vulnerability awakes and appears in your list of scan results. You can also manually wake a vulnerability or choose to show snoozed vulnerabilities. Snoozing affects all instances of the vulnerability in a given scan, so you cannot snooze vulnerabilities only on a specific host.

When you snooze a vulnerability, you only snooze the vulnerability for the scan result that you are working in. The vulnerability still appears in other existing scan results, and in future scan results.

To snooze a vulnerability:

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. Click on the scan for which you want to view vulnerabilities.

    The scan's results page appears.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click a specific host to view vulnerabilities found on that host.


    • Click the Vulnerabilities tab to view all vulnerabilities.

      The Vulnerabilities tab appears.

  4. In the row of the vulnerability you want to snooze, click .

    The Snooze for drop-down box appears.

  5. Choose the period of time you want the vulnerability to snooze:

    • Click 1 Day, 1 Week, or 1 Month.


    • Click Custom.

    The Snooze Vulnerability window appears.

  6. In the Snooze Vulnerability window:

    • If you selected a preset snooze period, click Snooze to confirm your selection.
    • If you selected a custom snooze period, select the date you want the vulnerability to snooze until, then click Snooze.

    Tenable Nessus snoozes the vulnerability for the selected period of time and does not appear in the default view of scan results.

To show snoozed vulnerabilities:

  1. In the header row of the vulnerabilities table, click .

    A drop-down box appears.

  2. Click Show Snoozed.

    Snoozed vulnerabilities appear in the list of scan results.

To wake a snoozed vulnerability:

  1. In the row of the snoozed vulnerability click .

    The Wake Vulnerability window appears.

  2. Click Wake.

    The vulnerability is no longer snoozed, and appears in the default list of scan results.