Nessus on 6.2

Olivier Nicole on at
Tue Oct 23 22:44:39 PDT 2007


I am using nessus from the ports on FreeBSD 6.2.

The daemon seems to be runing fine, but the cient core dumps.

sysl<root>103: pkg_info |grep nessus
nessus-gtk-2.2.9_1  A security scanner: looks for vulnerabilities in a given ne
nessus-libnasl-2.2.9_1 Nessus Attack Scripting Language
nessus-libraries-2.2.9_1 Libraries for Nessus, the security scanner
nessus-plugins-2.2.9_1 Plugins for Nessus, the security scanner
sysl<root>104: uname -a
FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Wed Jun 27 13:06:13 ICT 2007     root at  i386
sysl<root>105: gdb /usr/local/bin/nessus
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This GDB was configured as "i386-marcel-freebsd"...(no debugging symbols found).
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/local/bin/nessus 

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x285e33b0 in .cerror () from /lib/
(gdb) where
#0  0x285e33b0 in .cerror () from /lib/
#1  0x00000004 in ?? ()
#2  0x402c7413 in ?? ()
#3  0xbfbfe380 in ?? ()
#4  0xbfbfe380 in ?? ()
#5  0x00000212 in ?? ()
#6  0x285f1d80 in ?? () from /lib/
#7  0xbfbfe3b8 in ?? ()
#8  0x285e2213 in isatty () from /lib/
Previous frame identical to this frame (corrupt stack?)

Any idea what the problem could be?

best regards,


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