How to Install Nessus

Nessus Install

How to install Nessus 3.2.0 in Backtrack 3.
//Credit goes to williamc on the remote-exploit forums
http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=13127&highlight=nessus+install//

Download the Fedora Core 8 RPM's from:
http://www.nessus.org/download/index...=nessus3-linux
Nessus-3.2.0-fc8.i386.rpm
NessusClient-3.2.0-fc8.i386.rpm

Convert to TGZ :

rpm2tgz Nessus-3.2.0-fc8.i386.rpm
rpm2tgz NessusClient-3.2.0-fc8.i386.rpm

Use the Slackware Package Tool to extract:

pkgtool

Install packages from the current directory
Choose both Nessus-3.2.0-fc8.i386.tgz and NessusClient-3.2.0-fc8.i386.tgz

cd /opt/
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/nessus/sbin:/opt/nessus/bin:
cp /usr/lib/libssl.so /lib
cp /usr/lib/libcrypto.so /lib

cp /opt/nessus/lib/libnessus.so.3 /lib
cp /opt/nessus/lib/libnessusrx.so.0 /lib
cp /opt/nessus/lib/libpcap-nessus.so.3 /lib

cd /lib
ln libssl.so libssl.so.6
ln libcrypto.so libcrypto.so.6
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-mkcert
/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser

Nessus installed.
Now, update your plugins. Make sure you registered at the Nessus website. Use the code they emailed to you below.

cd /opt/nessus/etc/nessus
nessus-fetch --register XXX-YYY-ZZZ-VVV

Run the Nessus Server:

/opt/nessus/sbin/nessusd

Launch the Client:

/opt/nessus/bin/NessusClient
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