Nessus plugins not updating
I haveinstalledearlier brands of Nessus with no issues in the plugin updates areabefore. If you are not the intended recipient of the email or any ofitsattachments, please be advised that you have received this email inerrorand that any use, dissemination, distribution, forwarding, printing, orcopying of this email or any attached files is strictly prohibited.
I designed to update the plugins as well as describe-nessus-plugin to obtain descriptive information about new / changed plugins.
One of its main advantages is its extensive and continually evolving plugin database of vulnerability checks.
Nessus comes with a shell script to retrieve the latest set of plugins from a central repository -- -- and I would imagine most Nessus users run this fairly often to keep their plugins up-to-date.
It should work on any unix-like system with Perl 5 or better (Perl 5.005 if you choose to generate summary reports). This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
It also requires the following Perl modules: to your commandline) and examine the resulting output before contacting me.