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Update Nessus Plugins using tar.gz

On the offline system running Nessus (A), there are two ways to update Nessus using a .tar.gz file downloaded from the support portal.

  1. Use the Manual Software Update feature in the Nessus user interface.
  2. Use the command line interface and the nessuscli update command.

Option 1: Manual Software Update via the UI

  1. On the offline system running Nessus (A), select the (missing or bad snippet).
  2. From the side-bar menu, select Software Update.
  3. Next, select the Manual Software Update button.
  4. On the Manual Software Update dialog box, select Upload your own plugin archive, and then select Continue.
  5. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the compressed TAR file.
  1. Select the compressed TAR file and then select Open.

Option 2: Update via the Command Line

  1. On the offline system running Nessus (A), open a command prompt.
  2. Use the nessuscli update <tar.gz filename> command specific to your operating system.




    # /opt/nessus/sbin/nessuscli update <tar.gz filename>


    # /usr/local/nessus/sbin/nessuscli update <tar.gz filename>

    Mac OS X

    # /Library/Nessus/run/sbin/nessuscli update <tar.gz filename>


    C:\Program Files\Tenable\Nessus>nessuscli.exe update <tar.gz filename>

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