Nessus 3.03 in OpenSUSE 10.1

Several days ago, I installed Nessus on my machine (OpenSUSE 10.1). From the website, I didn’t find Nessus package for my machine, instead I downloaded packages for SUSE 10.

The installation was a breeze :

# rpm -Uvh Nessus-3.0.3-suse10.0.i586.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:Nessus ########################################### [100%]

nessusd (Nessus) 3.0.3. for Linux
(C) 1998 – 2006 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Processing the Nessus plugins…
[##################################################]


All plugins loaded

– Please run /opt/nessus//sbin/nessus-add-first-user to add an admin user
– Register your Nessus scanner at http://www.nessus.org/register/
to obtain
all the newest plugins
– You can start nessusd by typing /etc/rc.d/nessusd start

After that, I just followed what has been instructed on the installation.

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-add-first-user
Using /var/tmp as a temporary file holder

Add a new nessusd user
———————-

Login : admin
Authentication (pass/cert) [pass] :
Login password :

Login password (again) :

User rules
———-


nessusd has a rules system which allows you to restrict the hosts

that admin has the right to test. For instance, you may want

him to be able to scan his own host only.


Please see the nessus-adduser(8) man page for the rules syntax

Enter the rules for this user, and hit ctrl-D once you are done :
(the user can have an empty rules set)

Login : admin
Password : ***********

DN :

Rules :

Is that ok ? (y/n) [y]

user added.

Thank you. You can now start Nessus by typing :

/opt/nessus//sbin/nessusd -D

I start Nessus :

# /etc/init.d/nessusd start

After that I installed the client, apparently now they separated Nessus server and client :

# rpm -Uvh NessusClient-1.0.0.RC5-suse10.0.i586.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:NessusClient ########################################### [100%]

Then I checked my computer using NessusClient :

$ /opt/nessus/bin/NessusClient

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