Thursday, 23 April 2009

Backtrack 4 Beta and Nessus 4.0.0

I recently installed Nessus 4.0.0 on a vmware install of BackTrack 4 Beta. Below are the steps I took.

Download the following linux packages from the nessus website.

Nessus-4.0.0-ubuntu804_i386.deb
NessusClient-4.0.0-ubuntu804_i386.deb

You will also need to register in order to obtain the activation key.



Before installing we will need to install some missing dependencies

apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqtcore4 libqt4-network libqt4-script libqt4-xml libqt4-dbus libqt4-test libqtgui4 libqt4-svg libqt4-opengl libqt4-designer libqt4-assistant

Install the server.

# dpkg -i Nessus-4.0.0-ubuntu804_i386.deb

Configure the certificate

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-mkcert

Add the admin user

# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser


# /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register 'your_registration_key'


# dpkg -i NessusClient-4.0.0-ubuntu804_i386.deb

# /etc/init.d/nessusd start

And start the client from the Menu>Intenet>NessusClient or use the CLI

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