(Early Access) Nessus 10.1.0 Release Notes - 2022-01-19
Note: This version of Nessus is an Early Access release. To opt in to Early Access, contact your Tenable representative or configure the Nessus Update Plan in the user interface.
The following are the new features included in Nessus 10.1.0:
Improved performance and scalability for Nessus Manager clustering.
Nessus now supports the following operating systems:
Oracle Linux 8
Windows Server 2022
Ubuntu 18 for Arm/Graviton2
Mac 12 (Monterrey)
Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements
The following additional enhancements are included in Nessus 10.1.0:
Updated reports with a consistent look and feel.
Updated debug report with a list view for better ease of use.
Reduced CPU utilization of Nessus when running on Openshift servers.
Nessus now discards the results of a dead target if it becomes unreachable mid-scan when the stop_scan_on_disconnect flag is on.
Updated Nessus to use the latest version of snappy 1.1.7 (a compression agent).
Updated Nessus to use the latest version of libxml2 2.9.11 (a XML parsing utility).
The following are security updates included in Nessus 10.1.0:
|Bug Fix||Defect ID||Applies to|
|Fixed memory allocation handling to better handle allocation errors encountered in certain plugins.||01255145||All Nessus Versions|
|Fixed a reporting error where multiple vulnerabilities found on a single host were not counted properly.||01268955||Nessus Pro|
|Fixed a reporting user interface problem where the PDF report option was not being presented.||01233841||Nessus Pro|
|Improved the build process to address an Amazon Linux package signing error.||01222403||All Nessus Versions|
|Fixed a report issue where plugins with risk factor none would cause empty results.||01235708||Nessus Pro|
|Fixed a browser zoom issue where some vulnerability and compliance counts would disappear on the percentage bar.||01226908||Nessus Manager, Nessus Pro|
|Updated the scan API documentation to provide required integer values for severity levels.||01201809||Nessus Manager|
|Updated Nessus KB article 000001742 to correctly describe the method by which the engine determines that a target host is unresponsive.||01201809||All Nessus Versions|
|Fixed manager web server performance by increasing file upload handling efficiency.||01048394||Nessus Manager|
|Fixed an error where the local scanner database item was inadvertently replaced.||01247157||Nessus Manager|
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 10.0.x.
- 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