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Update Nessus Software Manually

On Nessus Manager, you can manually update software on an offline system in two ways.

  1. Use the Manual Software Update feature in the Nessus user interface.

    -or-

  2. Use the command line interface and the nessuscli update command.

Option 1: Manual Software Update via the User Interface

  1. Download the file nessus-updates-x.x.x.tar.gz, where x.x.x is the version number, from https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus.
  2. On the offline system running Nessus (A), in the top navigation bar, select Settings.
  3. From the left navigation menu, select Software Update.
  4. Select the Manual Software Update button.
  5. In the Manual Software Update dialog box, select Upload your own plugin archive, and then select Continue.
  6. Navigate to the directory where you downloaded the compressed TAR file.
  1. Select the compressed TAR file and then select Open.

    Nessus updates with the uploaded plugins.

Option 2: Update via the Command Line

  1. Download the file nessus-updates-x.x.x.tar.gz, where x.x.x is the version number, from https://www.tenable.com/downloads/nessus.
  2. On the offline system running Nessus (A), open a command prompt.
  3. 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>

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