Nessus 10.0.1 Release Notes - 2021-11-17

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following additional enhancements are included in Nessus 10.0.1:

  • Restored the capability to generate basic scan reports from scanners.

  • Made improvements to the dynamic plugin compiler, including a compilation performance improvement for daily plugin differential updates.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID Applies to
Fixed a timezone calculation issue with Agent scan scheduling that could cause the scan window to be incorrectly calculated. 01204521 Nessus Manager
Fixed an issue specific to Nessus Agent clustering environments in which the track_unique_agents preference was being ignored. 01245814 Nessus Manager

Upgrade Notes

  • Due to the dynamic plugin compilation update, Nessus customers who have custom plugins could experience compilation failures if their plugins do not adhere to the updated standards outlined in the NASL Library Optimization guide. We recommend that customers with custom plugins review this guide and make any necessary updates before updating to Nessus 10.

  • You can upgrade to the latest version of Nessus from any previously supported version.
  • If your upgrade path skips versions of Nessus, Tenable recommends reviewing the release notes for all skipped versions to learn about new features and bug fixes.
  • If you want your scanners to automatically update to the newest version prior to the GA date, set your Nessus Update Plan to Opt in to Early Access releases.
  • If you want to manually update your scanners to the latest version prior to the GA date, disable automatic updates so the scanner does not automatically downgrade to the previous version.
  • For Nessus 8.8.0 and later running on Windows, you must install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on the host operating system. The following Windows versions require a minimum Service Pack to be installed:

    • Windows 7 SP1
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1