Passive Vulnerability Scanner 3.4.0 Release Notes
Note: Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) is now known as Nessus Network Monitor (NNM).
The following list describes many of the changes that are included in PVS version 3.4.0, the significant issues that have been resolved and notes for upgrading. A PDF file of these release notes is also available here.
As with any application, it is always advisable to perform a backup of the installation before upgrading.
Support is available for Red Hat ES 4, ES 5 and CentOS 5 64-bit.
Upgrading from 3.2.x
The command syntax for an RPM upgrade is as follows:
# rpm -Uvh [RPM Package File Name]
File Names & MD5 Checksums
- New "exploitability" features for PVS. To maintain consistency with Nessus, PVS also provides new tags in vulnerability reports including: "core", "metasploit", "canvas" and "cvsstemporal" fields
- Added PVS watchdog capability to PVS Proxy
- Port scan detection has been removed as part of PVS 3.4's performance enhancements
- Replace GNU POSIX EREG API with PCRE API
- Replaced socket select with active packet wait
- Reworked encryption detection mechanism
- Replaced PVS packet filtering with BPF