Provided by: nessus-plugins_2.2.6-0ubuntu2_i386 bug

NAME

       nessus-update-plugins-gpl   -   updates   the  Nessus  security  checks
       automatically

SYNOPSIS

       nessus-update-plugins [-v] [-r <pluginname>] [-h] [-i <pluginname>]

DESCRIPTION

       The Nessus Security Scanner performs several security checks,  each  of
       them  being  coded as an external plugin coded in NASL. As new security
       holes are published every day, new plugins appear on  the  Nessus  web-
       site  (www.nessus.org),  and having an up-to-date nessusd server can be
       difficult and time consuming.
       The script nessus-update-plugins-gpl will  fetch  all  the  newest  GPL
       security  checks  for  you,  install  them  at the proper location, and
       restart nessusd(8) so that it take them into account.
       nessus-update-plugins uses lynx(1), tar(1) and gzip(1) to do its job.

       This script has been superceeded by the  nessus-update-plugins  program
       and  is  only  provided  for those users that do not use the registered
       plugin feed. Use of the registered plugin feed, however, is encouraged.

OPTION

       -v     Will  make  nessus-update-plugins-gpl  display  the  name of the
              newly installed plugins.

       -r <pluginname>

              Make nessus-update-plugins-gpl display the source  code  of  the
              plugin <pluginname>

       -i <pluginname>

              Only install the plugin pluginname

       -h     Show the help summary

PROXIES

       If  you  are  behind  a web proxy, then read the manual page of nessus-
       fetch to configure nessus-fetch with a proper proxy support.

SECURITY NOTES

       nessus-update-plugins-gpl uses lynx(1) to retrieve the archive  of  the
       new plugins, at http://www.nessus.org/nasl/all-2.0.tar.gz.  The scripts
       are not signed so a cracker may poison your DNS server and  force  this
       script  to  retrieve scripts on another web server, and then force your
       nessusd to execute nasl scripts that do something else.  Even  if  this
       can not do much harm (see the NASL reference guide for more information
       on that subject) you should be extra careful regarding this.

       So use this script with caution

SEE ALSO

       lynx(1), gzip(1), tar(1)
       nessus(1), nessusd(8), nessus-adduser(8)

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT

       The canonical places where you will find  more  information  about  the
       Nessus project are :
            http://www.nessus.org (Official site)
            http://cvs.nessus.org (Developers site)

AUTHOR

       Renaud   Deraison   <deraison@cvs.nessus.org>.  This  script  has  been
       released under the GPL