Provided by: nessus-plugins_2.2.6-0ubuntu2_i386
nessus-update-plugins-gpl - updates the Nessus security checks
nessus-update-plugins [-v] [-r <pluginname>] [-h] [-i <pluginname>]
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.
-v Will make nessus-update-plugins-gpl display the name of the
newly installed plugins.
Make nessus-update-plugins-gpl display the source code of the
Only install the plugin pluginname
-h Show the help summary
If you are behind a web proxy, then read the manual page of nessus-
fetch to configure nessus-fetch with a proper proxy support.
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
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)
Renaud Deraison <email@example.com>. This script has been
released under the GPL