Nessus Agent 7.5.1 Release Notes - 2020-01-07

Changed Functionality and Performance Enhancements

The following are the features included in Nessus Agent 7.5.1:

  • Removed the requirement for upgrading to the latest version of Visual C/C++ runtime
  • A new configuration setting was added to completely disable core updates for Nessus Agent. To enable this feature, in the Nessus Agent CLI, set disable_core_updates to yes. This disables the agent receiving automatic core updates from Tenable.io or Nessus Manager. Customers can still upgrade the agent directly via the installer.

Bug Fixes

Bug Fix Defect ID
Removed the requirement for upgrading to the latest version of Visual C/C++ runtime 00936684

Upgrade Notes

If a Windows system was upgraded to Nessus Agent 7.5.0 and cannot start due to the Visual C/C++ runtime not being installed, you must upgrade to Nessus Agent 7.5.1 manually using the MSI installer.

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.