Install Nessus on Ubuntu 11

How to Install Nessus on Ubuntu 11

 

 

 

1. Go to Nessus download and choose your package

http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/select-your-operating-system

2. Use Winscp to copy that packake to your server

3. Install Nessus package

root@ubuntu:/# ls
bin home media proc selinux usr
boot initrd.img mnt root srv var
dev lib Nessus-5.0.2-ubuntu1110_i386.deb run sys vmlinuz
etc lost+found opt sbin tmp
root@ubuntu:/# dpkg -i Nessus-5.0.2-ubuntu1110_i386.deb
(Reading database … 23691 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nessus (from Nessus-5.0.2-ubuntu1110_i386.deb) …
Setting up nessus (5.0.2) …
nessusd (Nessus) 5.0.2 [build R23205] for Linux
(C) 1998 – 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.Processing the Nessus plugins…
[##################################################]All plugins loaded- You can start nessusd by typing /etc/init.d/nessusd start
– Then go to https://ubuntu:8834/ to configure your scannerProcessing triggers for ureadahead …
root@ubuntu:/#

4. Start Nessus

root@ubuntu:/# /etc/init.d/nessusd start
$Starting Nessus : .
root@ubuntu:/#

5.

5a. http://www.nessus.org/register/ to register your activation code (Home Feed)

Check your email. – Activation Code will be sent to your email.

5b.  https://x.x.x.x:8834 to start configure Nessus Scanner

Paste your code to https://x.x.x.x:8834

Nessus is fetching the newest plugins.

That’s all. You can choose policy and start Scan security to your System.

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