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Bug 133692 - default install of nessus may be including non-gpl'ed plugins
Summary: default install of nessus may be including non-gpl'ed plugins
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
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Reported: 2006-05-18 07:33 UTC by Jason Wallace
Modified: 2006-05-18 07:50 UTC (History)
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Description Jason Wallace 2006-05-18 07:33:09 UTC
I went to one of my gentoo boxes and did a 'emerge nessus' which pulled net-analyzer/nessus-plugins-2.3.1. 

I cd'ed to the /usr/lib/nessus/plugins dir and did a 'ls | wc -l' to see how many plugins were installed. This showed 2314 plugins. 

I then did a 'nessus-update-plugins' and re-did a 'ls | wc -l'. This showed 2479. 

I deleted all the plugins in usr/lib/nessus/plugins and redid a 'nessus-update-plugins' and a 'ls | wc -l' which now shows 1114.

This last number is consistant with Tenable's count of GPL'ed plugins, so this leads me to believe the default install may include non-GPL plugins which my violate Tenable's plugin lisence.

Install = 2314 plugins

Install + nessus-update-plugins = 2479 plugins

Delete + nessus-update-plugins = 1114 plugins

Does anyone else have a reasonable explanation for this discrepancy?
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-05-18 07:50:37 UTC
This is what nessus-plugins installs (ditto for other versions).

Any license problems need to be reported upstream, it's them who distribute the original tarball.