Michael.Chilcott at emoryhealthcare
Oct 2, 2008, 11:10 AM
Using the Nessus Client I created many (approx 85) .nessus files, because we have large Class B network - and I wanted to space out each of the scans over a couple of days. I then created .sh files and placed them into the crontab to run at scheduled times and days. If I run them with the default scan everything works, but I want to make better use of the product, and am stumped...
Scanning a network fo MS Security Bulletins
I used the baseline scan policy of Microsoft Patches, and only selected the Microsoft patches for 06, 07, and 08. We have a standard software image so I really don't need to scan for the other miscellaneous software, so I then save this policy as "new ms patches" - now here is where I am stumped - I want all 85 of these .nessus files to use this new ms patches policy and next month when MS comes out with 4 patches I am going to have to go into each of those 85 files to select the new patches.
I though I could use the "Share this policy across multiple sessions" but it will not work. I found in the docs the following: "Note that a policy which has the "Share this policy across multiple sessions" option selected cannot be saved to a .nessus file. Using this option means that the policy is to become one of the default policies displayed whenever the NessusClient is started or whenever the "New Session" option is selected from the main menu.
Any thought or ideas so I don't have to go in and modify 85 .nessus files each month?
Thanks - Mike
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