Nessus Agent 7.5.0 Release Notes - 2019-12-12

New Features

The following is a new feature included in Nessus Agent 7.5.0:

  • MAC Catalina (10.15) Support - Nessus Agents now support MAC Catalina as a supported host operating system.

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

  • Open SSL v1.1.1 Update - Nessus Agents will leverage OpenSSL v1.1.1 as part of this release.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID
Fixed an issue where Agents were unlinking during re-installation. 00801887
Fixed an issue where Agents were unlinking after a scan. 00894457
Fixed an issue where Agents were disconnecting from Tenable.io. 00820918

Upgrade Notes

Note: Nessus Agent 7.5.0 required the installation of Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on the host operating system. Nessus Agent 7.5.1 removes that requirement.

For Nessus Agents 7.5.0 running on Windows, you must install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 on the host operating system. Some versions of Windows require that you install the latest service pack and/or security patch before you can install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. The following are the affected operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 (requires SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (requires SP1)
  • Windows 7 (requires SP1)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

For more information, see the knowledge base article.

Note: If your upgrade path skips versions of Nessus Agents, Tenable recommends reviewing the release notes for all skipped versions. You may need to update your configurations because of features and functionality added in skipped versions.