Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nessus False Positives Getting Underfoot?

So.. After you've run the scan, you've found yet another false positive in Nessus due to the idiosyncracies of your environment. Here is a script to purge a particular plugin from a Nessus report so you don't have to redo the scan after fixing your scan parameters.

This may work on OpenVAS reports, let me know if it causes a problem. As always, improvements are welcome.

Updated: pauldotcom from Twitter makes an excellent point that this can be achieved using the "Report Filters" interface. I blame my fear of flash guis for not finding this.


  1. This can be done in a .nbe file with a simple: grep -v '|111111|' input.nbe with 111111 being the plugin ID

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