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SecurityCenter 5.5.1 Release Notes - 7/25/2017

This document describes many of the changes that are included in SecurityCenter 5.5.1, as well as significant enhancements and notes for upgrading. A PDF file of these release notes is also available here.

New Features and Enhancements

Based on customer feedback and Tenable’s own rigorous internal testing process, the latest release of SecurityCenter 5.5.1 includes the following capability improvements:

This point release of SecurityCenter fixes several recently discovered bugs related to Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scans. Previously, when a user attempted to upload a Scap-Oval audit file to SecurityCenter, the application would not display benchmarks and a validation error, "Invalid AuditFile" would be displayed to the user. Now, a SCAP-OVAL audit file can be uploaded (and submitted) with Benchmark Type OVAL Unix or OVAL Windows (by both admin user and org user). Once an SCAP-OVAL audit file is uploaded, it can be viewed, edited, shared, and deleted.

Before You Upgrade

If you are planning an upgrade from SecurityCenter 4.x, due to the many enhancements and changes made in the SecurityCenter 5 solution, Tenable strongly encourages you to install and test the latest version of SecurityCenter in a pre-production environment prior to upgrading in your production environment to ensure the new workflows and enhancements are compatible with your current workflows. To receive an evaluation key that will allow you to install SecurityCenter in a pre-production environment for evaluation, log in to the Tenable Support Portal and click "Activation Codes". Under SecurityCenter, you will see a link to download a demo key for the SecurityCenter 5 solution.

Upgrade Notes

SecurityCenter 5.5.1 supports the following upgrade paths:

  • If you are running version 4.8.2 or later, upgrade to version 5.4.0 before upgrading to version 5.5.1.
  • If you are running version 5.4.0 or later, upgrade directly to version 5.5.1.

Installations running previous versions of SecurityCenter 4.x must upgrade to at least 4.8.2 prior to upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.5.1. For more information about upgrading to SecurityCenter 5.5.1, refer to the SecurityCenter 5.5 User Guide.

If you are using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter 5.5.0 requires Nessus Cloud or Nessus Manager 6.8 or later. If you are not using Nessus agents, SecurityCenter requires Nessus Scanner 6.3 or later. SecurityCenter requires the Passive Vulnerability Scanner 5.1 or later. If SecurityCenter Continuous View uses the Log Correlation Engine (LCE) for log processing, SecurityCenter requires LCE 4.8 or later for complete feature compatibility.

Note: Due to changes in API architecture, all APIs created using SecurityCenter 4.x have been deprecated. For more information about SecurityCenter REST API, refer to the SecurityCenter REST API Documentation.

The command syntax for an RPM upgrade is as follows:

# rpm -Uvh [RPM Package File Name]

File Names & MD5 Checksums

File MD5
SecurityCenter-5.5.1-es6.x86_64.rpm b1c790ebe1ff7c7ca738b120a6b4fd2a
SecurityCenter-5.5.1-es7.x86_64.rpm 760401bc0168b06c3936e2aaaf76401e

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