View Full Version : How To install Nessus in kali! [How To]

2013-04-25, 03:50 PM
A few people would probably like to know how to install Nessus in Kali. Well here You go:

Step 1: in kali go to http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus/select-your-operating-system and choose "Linux" Then Debian 6.0. 9Then 32 bits or 64 bits depending on your version.

Step 2: Download this and save it to your desktop. Rename it to "nessus.deb"

Step 3: Open up Terminal and type this in:
cd Desktop
dpkg -i nessus.deb

Step 3a. Wait until Nessus finishes installing then you have to start the Nessus Server by typing this into Terminal
/etc/init.d/nessusd start

Step 4: Then open Nessus in your browser http://localhost:8334/

Step 5: Go through the set-up process then your done!

Congrats! You have installed Nessus

2013-04-26, 06:21 AM
When i try 8334 it says unable to connect - any ideas?

2013-04-26, 04:20 PM
Did you start Nessus daemon?

/etc/init.d/nessusd start

2013-04-26, 08:21 PM
Step 4 didn't work for me either.
But during installation I noticed those two instructions:

- You can start nessusd by typing /etc/init.d/nessusd start
- Then go to https://kali:8834/ to configure your scanner

So I run this: /etc/init.d/nessusd start, to start nessusd and then point my browser here: https://kali:8834/
It asked me to authenticate it and then the set-up process continues just fine.

2013-04-27, 01:31 AM
When i try 8334 it says unable to connect - any ideas?

You have to start the Nessusd server, before being able to connect to the server -- a step which OP failed to include.

Open a ternminal and put the following:

/etc/init.d/nessusd start
After that, you can connect

2013-04-27, 02:14 PM
Sorry guys I forgot to include step 3a. This should fix all the problems with people not being able to connect to their server. Step 3a starts the nessus server and allows you to connect to it. My bad!!

2013-05-11, 09:04 PM
great it works perfectly, tx guys !!!

2014-01-02, 09:58 PM
Thanks! Works great!