Nessus 5.0.3 released

Written By mediana saputra on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 | 19:55



Nessus team announce the immediate availability of Nessus 5.0.3. This release is a bugfix only release and addresses the following issues:

- Added the ability to limit of the number of sessions per user
- Use less memory by default on desktop systems (incl. Mac OS X) by setting qdb_mem_usage = low
- Reduced memory fragmentation on recent glibc (Linux) systems (ie: Red Hat 6)
- New mecanism to load the reports for the users sessions, using less memory
- Prevent a crash when generating a too large XMLRPC buffer
- Fixed a crash occurring sometimes on Windows related to DNS lookups
- Fixed thread race conditions
-  nessusd.dump would sometimes contain the following errors, especially when used with SC:
[Wed Jan 23 20:00:04 2013][9987.15599433] SQL error - no such table: main.RESULTS
- Windows files permissions are more secure by default
- Worked around a bug in older Linux kernels where pathconf() would fail when the scanner data is hosted in a very large NFS server
- Fixed an issue where plugin updates would fail if cipher_file_on_disk is set to 'no' in the config
- New function server_log() allowing the web server to write to nessusd.messages
- Bigger SSL CA key size by default (2048 bits)
- The SSL CA generates keys with a pathlen constraint of 1
- Now ships with OpenSSL 1.0.0k

You can download Nessus 5.0.3 at 


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