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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Nessus on backtrack4

    Hi i have a question,
    i just installed my 1st bt4,
    and when i try to play nessus client (connect to loaclhost server) i get stock after press login,
    do some one have an idea how to resolve this freaking problem,
    i tried to remove + install it + reinstall my bt4 and nothing...

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    Good friend of the forums espreto's Avatar
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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4


    Tenable Network Security: Installing Nessus on Backtrack 4

    Why not use the OpenVAS?

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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4

    Why do you need nessus client ? the web interface is pretty cool.
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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4

    That article is a little outdated:

    1) download Tenable Network Security (Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 (32 bits): Nessus-4.2.2-ubuntu810_i386.deb)
    2) dpkg -i Nessus-4.2.2-ubuntu810_i386.deb
    3) # /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser
    4) get register key from Nessus
    5) # /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
    6) # /etc/init.d/nessusd start
    7) open browser and enter https://yourip:8843

    I think that does it, hopefully I didn't miss a step

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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4

    actually, beware of NoScript blocking the interface, etc.
    look here for the complete rundown:

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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4

    Sounds like you need to create a user account. It's required prior to logging into Nessus. Newly updated Nessus uses a web interface as the client.

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    Default Re: Nessus on backtrack4

    Quote Originally Posted by espreto View Post

    Why not use the OpenVAS?
    I would like to use OpenVAS but I'm having issues with it.
    I have done the makecert, the adduser & the sync.

    The client loads up fine, but when i goto connect, it just locks up and eventually i have to terminate the process.

    Anyone know what I could be doing wrong? I'm using the "Start Scanner" option, before I try to login with the client. I have intentionally typed in the wrong password to see if it would still lock up, but it knows the password is wrong, so I am assuming the Start Scanner is the Server?

    I have only seen one tutorial on Openvas and I think it's for a different version because I see no "start server" on BT4 R1.

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    Default Latest nessus works great with BT4R1

    With the latest nessus Version 4.2.2 and the feed type (Home)-

    after you

    I usually stop it from starting automatically:
    /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f nessusd remove

    If you haven't already get your feedcode by registering
    Tenable Network Security

    I update the plugins:
    /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register <your feed code here>

    When I'm ready to nessus just:
    /etc/init.d/nessusd start

    Then just browse to:

    At this point you are good to go... no more client or anything needed anymore.

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