Group Vulnerabilities

When you group vulnerabilities, plugins with common attributes such as Common Platform Enumeration (CPE), service, application, and protocol nest under a single row in scan results. Grouping vulnerabilities gives you a shorter list of results, and shows you related vulnerabilities together.

When groups are enabled, the number of vulnerabilities in the group appears next to the severity indicator, and the group name says (Multiple Issues).

The severity indicator for a group is based on the vulnerabilities in the group. If all the vulnerabilities in a group have the same severity, Nessus displays that severity level. If the vulnerabilities in a group have differing severities, Nessus displays the Mixed severity level.