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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000820Kali LinuxQueued Tool Additionpublic2024-07-07 00:33
Reportercube6666 Assigned Todaniruiz  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSKaliOS Version1.0
Summary0000820: Nessus - remote security scanning tool

I'd like to ask you to include the free version of Nessus in the future Official builds of Linux Kali.

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2018-01-29 15:05

administrator   ~0008431

To help speed up the process of evaluating the tool, please make sure to include the following information (the more information you include, the more beneficial it will for us):

  • [Name] - The name of the tool
  • [Version] - What version of the tool should be added?
    --- If it uses source control (such as git), please make sure there is a release to match (e.g. git tag)
  • [Homepage] - Where can the tool be found online? Where to go to get more information?
  • [Download] - Where to go to get the tool?
  • [Author] - Who made the tool?
  • [Licence] - How is the software distributed? What conditions does it come with?
  • [Description] - What is the tool about? What does it do?
  • [Dependencies] - What is needed for the tool to work?
  • [Similar tools] - What other tools are out there?
  • [How to install] - How do you compile it?
  • [How to use] - What are some basic commands/functions to demonstrate it?


2020-01-06 13:30

administrator   ~0011820

NessusĀ® Essentials (formerly Nessus Home) eliminates the previous restriction on only using Nessus Home for personal, non-commercial use. Nessus Essentials is free to use to scan any environment, but limited to 16 IP addresses per scanner. It is ideal for educators, students, and anyone starting out in cyber security.

This may be possible now?



2024-07-07 00:33

reporter   ~0019510

I see that @daniruiz self assigned recently...

The linked license page mentions this now:

You must obtain express written consent from Tenable Network Security to redistribute any Tenable Plugins or a copy of Nessus.

Is there some other clause that actually allows movement here? (unless the written portion has been satisfied)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-12-30 19:12 cube6666 New Issue
2018-01-29 15:05 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0008431
2018-02-21 09:35 g0tmi1k Product Version 1.0.5 =>
2020-01-06 13:30 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0011820
2020-02-10 13:28 g0tmi1k Category New Tool Requests => Queued Tool Addition
2020-02-13 14:23 g0tmi1k Status new => acknowledged
2020-06-17 14:58 g0tmi1k Severity feature => minor
2020-12-01 11:09 g0tmi1k Summary Nessus => Nessus - remote security scanning tool,
2020-12-01 11:09 g0tmi1k Summary Nessus - remote security scanning tool, => Nessus - remote security scanning tool
2024-03-21 09:44 daniruiz Assigned To => daniruiz
2024-03-21 09:44 daniruiz Status acknowledged => assigned
2024-07-07 00:33 ppfeister Note Added: 0019510