Nessus 8.9.1 Release Notes - 2020-03-04

New Features

The following are the new features included in Nessus 8.9.1:

  • Additional SSL cipher options - Additional security by updating our SSL cipher options to take full advantage of OpenSSL 1.1.1.
  • Additional OS support - Added support for MacOS Catalina (10.15).

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are changes to functionality included in Nessus 8.9.1:

  • Quality and stability improvements.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID
Fixed issue where a user errantly receives a SIGABRT when running a large scan. 00830386
Fixed issue where SYN Scanner improperly listed ports by first numeral instead of entire port number. 00859512
Fixed issue with Scan config defaulting to UTC instead of system timezone. 00891818
Fixed issue with settings page not loading after upgrade. 00901440
Fixed issue related to poor performance of external PCI scans on AP cloud scanners. 00900847
Fixed issue with Dashboard Tab not showing despite being selected in the scan configuration. 00916022
Fixed issue related to data filtering of agents. 00926282
Fixed issue related to timezone misconfiguration allowing customers to schedule scans in the past. 00922826
Fixed issue with not being able to set the agent blackout window using IE 11. 00944123

Upgrade Notes

  • 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
  • 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.
  • After you upgrade Nessus, downgrading to a prior version of Nessus is not supported. Please back up your system first.