Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nessus 3.06 on Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_

Post upgrading to Gutsy Gibbon on one of my test systems I needed to install an application that I regularly use (Nessus). To install this I downloaded the standard Nessus 3.0.6 deb package from and attempted install via the package manager. The installation attempt produced the following Error: Dependency is not satisfied: libssl0.9.7. Normally I wouldn't write about this, but given the fact that I noticed several locations on the internet (various forums and blogs) about this issue being unresolved for many users I figured I would post what worked for me.

The first thing that I did was install libssl-dev "sudo apt-get install libssl-dev". After installing libssl-dev I again attempted to install the Nessus 3.0.6 deb package and received the same error " Error: Dependency is not satisfied: libssl0.9.7". My next step was to download libssl0.9.7_0.9.7g-5ubuntu1.1_i386.deb directly from and install this deb package. That's what did the trick, Nessus is now up and running and everyone (me) is happy.



Anonymous said...

Awesome thanks for the article. I was able to get this to work. However, I did not try to install the dev package... i went strait to the libssl0.9.7 package and it worked just fine!

Thanks agaiN!

JJC said...

Glad that it helped you out...yeah you don't need the dev package, it's just something that I tried in the process that has worked in the past.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

You saved me a ton of time trying to figure this out.