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Nessus 3.2.1 released
Tenable Network Security, Inc. is proud to announce the availability
of Nessus 3.2.1.

We encourage every Nessus 3.2.0 user to upgrade to this new version.

You can get this version at

Changes in Nessus 3.2.1 :

+ New features :

- New multi-criteria report filter in NessusClient
- On Mac OS X, it is now possible to authenticate with NessusClient to
a remote Nessus server via a SSL certificate
- New NASL functions - bn_dec2raw(), bn_raw2dec(), bn_hex2raw(),
bn_raw2hex(), rsa_public_encrypt(), rsa_private_encrypt() and
- New options in nessusd.conf : 'enable_listen_ipv4' and
'enable_listen_ipv6' let the user disable IPv4 and IPv6 bindings
- Builds for Ubuntu Linux 8.04 and Fedora 9
- Support for Windows 2000

+ Bug fixed in this release

'nessus' command-line client :

- truncate report entries longer than 16Kb would be truncated
- When exporting a report to the .nessus format, some report entries
could sometimes be truncated
- When exporting a report to the .nessus format, backslashes would not
be properly escaped

NessusClient (QT) :

- The plugin filter is now working properly

Nessus server :

- Fixed a concurrency issue when too many threads write to the plugin
- On Solaris, SIGCHLD signals would not always be properly handled,
thus leaving zombie processes
- Fixed a segmentation fault in nasl occurring on 64 bits systems

Plugins :

- ssl_ciphers.nes has been removed in favor of the new ssl_ciphers.nasl
- Fixed a segmentation fault in nessus_tcp_scanner.nes

Packaging :

- The %uninstall section of the RPMs contained a bug which would force
users doing an upgrade to call 'chkconfig nessusd on' manually. Due to
the nature of this bug, be sure to call 'chkconfig nessusd on' when
upgrading from 3.x.y to 3.2.1

- The Debian 4 i386 build was incorrectly registering itself as
x86-64, thus breaking 'nessus-update' on Debian 4 i386

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