Ruby-Nessus is a ruby interface for the popular Nessus vulnerability scanner. Ruby-Nessus aims to deliver an easy yet powerful interface for interacting and manipulating Nessus scan results and configurations. Ruby-Nessus currently supports both version 1.0 and 2.0 of the .nessus file format. Please remember to submit bugs and request features if needed.

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sudo gem install ruby-nessus

Usage & Examples

The below example illustrates how easy it really is to iterate over result data. ```ruby
require 'rubygems' require 'nessus'"example_v1.nessus", :version => 1) do |scan| # OR:"example_v2.nessus") do |scan| <-- Ruby-Nessus will figured out the correct Nessus file version.

puts scan.title                     # The Nessus Report Title.
puts scan.host_count                # Host Count.
puts scan.unique_ports              # All Unique Ports Seen.

scan.each_host do |host|
  next if    # Next Host If Event Count Is Zero.
  puts host.hostname                # The HostName For The Current Host.
  puts host.event_count             # The Event Count For The Current Host.

  host.each_event do |event|
    next if event.severity.medium?  # Next Event Is The Event Severity Is Low. (supports high? medium? low?)
    puts if   # The Event Name If Not Blank.
    puts event.port                 # The Event Port. (supports .number, .protocol and .service)
    puts event.severity.in_words    # The Current Event Severity In Words. i.e "High Severity"
    puts event.plugin_id            # The Nessus Plugin ID.
    puts if   # Raw Nessus Plugin Output Data.

end ```

You also have the ability to search for particular hostnames. In the near future I plan to add the ability to pass the hosts block a hash of options for more complex searches. ```ruby scan.find_by_hostname("") do |host|

puts host.scan_start_time
puts host.scan_stop_time
puts host.scan_runtime

host.high_severity_events do |event|
  puts event.severity.in_words
  puts event.port
  puts if

end There are a bunch of convenient methods (maybe more then needed) added to make reporting a bit easier to produce quickly from a raw scan file. If you do not pass :version as an option it will default to the 2.0 .nessus schema. ruby"example_v2.nessus") do |scan|

puts scan.event_percentage_for('low', true) #=> 8%

puts scan.high_severity_count           # High Severity Event Count
puts scan.medium_severity_count         # Medium Severity Event Count
puts scan.low_severity_count            # Low Severity Event Count
puts scan.open_ports_count              # Open Port Count

puts scan.total_event_count #=> 3411    # Total Event Count
puts scan.hosts.count #=> 12

scan.hosts.first do |host|
  puts host.hostname
  puts host.event_percentage_for('low', true)
  puts host.tcp_count #=> tcp, icmp, udp supported.

  host.each_event do |event|
    next if event.informational?

    puts event.severity.in_words
    puts event.synopsis
    puts event.description
    puts event.solution
    puts event.output
    puts event.risk



end Ruby-Nessus also ships with a POC CLI application for the lib called 'recess':
Recess 0.1.1 usage: recess FILE [OPTIONS] -f, --file FILE The .nessus file to parse. -h, --help This help summary page. -v, --version Recess Version. Below is example output generated by recess:
$> recess examples/example_v2.nessus Recess - Ruby-Nessus CLI Version: 0.1.1

-> SCAN Metadata:

Scan Title: Ruby-Nessus
Policy Title: Ruby-Nessus

-> SCAN Statistics:

Host Count: 2
Open Port Count: 51
TCP Count: 38
UDP Count: 11
ICMP Count: 1

-> EVENT Statistics:

Informational Severity Count: 19
Low Severity Count: 47
Medium Severity Count: 3
High Severity Count: 0
Total Event Count: 50

Low Event Percentage: 94
Medium Event Percentage: 6
High Event Percentage: 0


    - IP Address::
    - Informational Count: 12
    - Low Count: 34
    - Medium Count: 1
    - High Count: 0

    - IP Address::
    - Informational Count: 7
    - Low Count: 13
    - Medium Count: 2
    - High Count: 0
## Requirements
* Ruby 1.8 or 1.9
* Nokogiri

## Todo
* Add The Ability to parse the scan configuration and plugin options.
* Building XML (.nessus) files configurations
* Add Support For NBE File Formats.

## Note on Patches & Pull Requests 
* Fork the project.
* Make your feature addition or bug fix.
* Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a
  future version unintentionally.
* Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.
  (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
* Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

## Copyright

Copyright (c) 2009 Dustin Willis Webber. See LICENSE for details.