Nessus 2023 Release Notes

These release notes are listed in reverse chronological order. To jump to a place in the release notes, use the following list:

 

Nessus 8.15.8 Patch Release Notes (2023-01-18)

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are changed functionality and performance enhancements included in Nessus 8.15.8:

  • Removed the ability to specify a Java executable path from the Nessus user interface to prevent undesired changes. Administrators can now specify a Java executable path with a Nessuscli command: nessuscli fix --set path_to_java (for more information, see Fix Commands).

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from using the Tenable migration tool to migrate Nessus 10.4.x licensed scanners to Tenable.io.

Security Updates

The following are security updates included in Nessus 8.15.8:

 

Nessus 10.4.2 Patch Release Notes (2023-01-18)

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are changed functionality and performance enhancements included in Nessus 10.4.2:

  • Removed the ability to specify a Java executable path from the Nessus user interface to prevent undesired changes. Administrators can now specify a Java executable path with a Nessuscli command: nessuscli fix --set path_to_java (for more information, see Fix Commands).

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID Applies to
Fixed a network socket state that caused Nessus processes to stall in certain circumstances. 01481734 All Nessus versions
Enabled TCP keepalives on certain network connections to shorten Nessus stall times. 01481734 All Nessus versions

Security Updates

The following are security updates included in Nessus 10.4.2:

 

Upgrade Notes

  • 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 update to the newest version before the GA date automatically, set your Nessus Update Plan to Opt in to Early Access releases.
  • If you want to update your scanners to the latest version before the GA date manually, disable automatic updates so the scanner does not automatically downgrade to the previous version.