Monday, October 1, 2007

FIXED::[Bug 1641] NessusClient 3.0.0 Beta 4 Crash on Server Connect

I must say that I am quite pleased with Renaud Deraison of for his rapid response and remediation of the bug that I discovered last week (NessusClient 3.0.0 Beta 4 Bug). There was an uninitialized pointer when a class was created from an XML file (rather than dynamically), which in turn created a bad memory access and therefore crashed the client. has posted a fixed version, Beta 5 of the 3.0.0 NessusClient at their typical download location:

I would also like to add to my previous posting about the feature set of the NessusClient and it's inability to export to XML (this is still true) but can be worked around (too a degree anyway). When you scan a host and if you chose to save the session, upon exiting the NessusClient, it creates a .nessus file which is pure XML (albeit it's a different XML format than the CLI xml), and which contains much more information about the scan than the other formats (it contains all the scan results, the policies, the targets associated to each scan, etc...

Thx again Renaud!


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