Tenable license on nessus plugins

John Mahowald jpmahowald at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 00:14:02 UTC 2006


I'm looking forward to finishing the review for nessus plugins [1] to
actually make it useful, but I may have hit a legal snag. Some of the
plugins may be licensed under the Tenable license, which states among
other things:

"You shall not, directly or indirectly:  (i) sell, lease, rent, license,
sublicense, distribute, redistribute or transfer any Plugins or
any of your rights under this Agreement; (ii) modify, translate,
reverse engineer (except to the limited extent permitted by law),
decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on any
Plugins; (iii) use any Plugins other than in conjunction with
Registered Nessus or NeWT Scanners obtained directly from
www.nessus.org or www.tenablesecurity.com to detect
vulnerabilities on your own system or network or on the system or
network; or (iv) remove, alter or obscure any proprietary notice,
labels or marks on any Plugins."

Seems too restrictive to me.

Which if any plugins fall under this? Can they be included?

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=185799

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