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Published on February 20th, 2011 | by NJ Ouchn


NessusDB v1.2 Released

NessusDB is Nessus XMLv2 parser, which pushes reports into an ActiveRecord database, easing report generation.


  • ruby (Tested with 1.8.7)
  • rubygems (Install it from source!, it is included with ruby 1.9.1+)
  • libxml
  • choice
  • rails
  • yaml
  • logger
  • rmagick
  • gruff
  • prawn
  • mysql


This release has changed all of the API to use the ActiveRecord3 interfaces. This is a very important change moving forward with the tool. Below is a complete list of the changes from v1.2.

  • Preformed tons code clean up
  • Fixed a ton of typos
  • Removed the Findings class, please use the named scopes on each ActiveRecord object now
  • All queries are now using ActiveRecord 3
  • Use named scope off each Model to access data
  • Ported all the templates to use the new ActiveRecord3 style
  • Solved some missing dependency issues that are now accounted for!


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