Update the Audit Warehouse Manually

The audit warehouse containing all currently published audits updates automatically when you upgrade to a new version of Nessus. You can perform an offline update to manually update the audit warehouse without upgrading to a new version of Nessus.

Before you begin:

To update the audit warehouse manually using the Nessus user interface:

  1. In Nessus, in the top navigation bar, click Settings.

    The About page appears.

  2. Click the Software Update tab.
  3. In the upper-right corner, click the Manual Software Update button.

    The Manual Software Update dialog box appears.

  4. In the Manual Software Update dialog box, select Upload your own plugin archive, and then click Continue.
  5. Navigate to the compressed TAR file you downloaded, select it, then click Open.

    Nessus updates with the uploaded audit files.

To update the audit warehouse manually using the command line interface:

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

    Platform

    Command

    Linux

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

    FreeBSD

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

    Mac OS X

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

    Windows

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

    Nessus updates with the uploaded audit files.