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Nessus Network Monitor 5.7.1 Release Notes - 12/19/2018

New Features and Changed Functionality

The following are the new features included in NNM 5.7.1

  • Over 600 new ICS devices can now be detected by NNM when connected to Industrial Security (Premium Content only available with an IS Subscription). These include the following vendors' devices:
    • Fuji (300)
    • Hitachi (150)
    • Toshiba (168)

In addition, the following default functionality has been changed for NNM in version 5.7.1:

PII Obfuscation Mode has been added as a standard configuration option and by default is now enabled. PII Obfuscation mode was previously an undocumented feature and disabled by default.

  • To enable PII Obfuscation Mode, there are two approaches:
    • From the CLI, use the following command:

/opt/nnm/bin/nnm --config --add "Enable PII Obfuscation" "1"

  • From within the NNM User Interface:
  • Click on the Gear Icon at the top right corner of the NNM UI and choose Configuration
  • When presented with the NNM Settings Tab, choose Advanced from the Settings Type dropdown control.
  • The third setting on the Advanced Settings page is the Enable PII Obfuscation field. Setting the field to:

1 - results in enabling PII Obfuscation.

0 - results in disabling PII Obfuscation.

  • When PII Obfuscation is enabled, all characters of PII detected and displayed in the plugin output will be masked with asterisks (example: *******)
  • When PII Obfuscation is disabled, all characters of PII detected and displayed in the plugin output will be unmasked and presented in clear text.

Bug Fixes

  • NNM not respecting proxy settings for Registration

Supported Platforms

Support is available for the following platforms:

  • Red Hat Linux ES 5 / CentOS 5 64-bit
  • Red Hat Linux ES 6 / CentOS 6 64-bit
  • Red Hat Linux ES 7 / CentOS 7 64-bit
  • MacOS 10.9 - 10.13 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 (all 64-bit)

Upgrade Notes

Note: If your upgrade path skips versions of Nessus Network Monitor, 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.
  • Third Party Integrations/Libraries Updated

    • xpLib has been upgraded, including the following component libraries:

    libpcap 1.9.0

    zlib 1.2.11

    libpcre 8.42

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