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    Default Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    As I couldn't post in the how to section will have to be here

    A guide for enabling Nessus on BT 5 written by Tenable so no credit to me thought it may help someone

    http://blog.tenablesecurity.com/2011...ial-guide.html
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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    the link to /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch is broken in my install of BT5 R1 GNOME 32 VM - does this apply to all the BT5R1 images?

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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    try /usr/local/bin/nessus-fetch and then appending your activation key.
    Last edited by clone; 10-21-2011 at 03:07 AM.

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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    Thanks for the link
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by lund99 View Post
    the link to /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch is broken in my install of BT5 R1 GNOME 32 VM - does this apply to all the BT5R1 images?
    Hope I'm not stating the obvious: to "activate" the broken link, you first have to install nessus from the repo. Then as Clone says, /usr/local/bin/nessus-fetch --register [key] should work.

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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    Follow up...I had the same trouble as lund99. Seems that the BT5r1 32-bit gnome virtual machine version doesn't have a complete install of Nessus. I can see the symbolic links in /usr/local/bin, but they don't work because the /opt/nessus/bin directory is missing. Not really a big deal, you just have to download & install Nessus.
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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by scottm99 View Post
    you just have to download & install Nessus.
    i'm sorry for omitting this. i had originally posted a much longer winded walk-through to it but edited it for brevity, and just gave the location upon direct installation for fetch --register.

    my bad

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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    Not a problem This helped me get some practice installing software into BackTrack. I downloaded the Nessus-4.4.1-ubuntu1010_i386.deb package, and used dpkg to install. Kind of an aside...anyone tried to apt-get install nessus?
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    Default Re: Enabling Nessus on BackTrack 5 - The Official Guide

    I really don't know how to update Nessus on BackTrack 5!.

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