Nessus 8.15.6 Release Notes - 2022-08-10
The following are security updates included in Nessus 8.15.6:
Addressed a vulnerability where an audit file could be used to bypass PowerShell and execute commands with elevated privileges on a local scanner.
For more information, see the Tenable Product Security Advisory.
- 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 upgrade to this version of Nessus and downgrade later on, run the following command to ensure support for Internet Explorer: nessuscli fix --set ssl_cipher_list=compatible.
- 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.
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