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Old 07-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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Error shows while installing nessus on kali linux

I am trying to install Nessus onto a kali linux.

To install this package I then called the following:

dpkg -i Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb
Which outputted the following:

root@kali:~# dpkg -i Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb

(Reading database ... 323266 files and directories currently installed.)

Preparing to unpack Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb ...

Unpacking nessus (6.10.9) ...

dpkg-deb (subprocess): cannot copy archive member from 'Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb' to decompressor pipe: unexpected end of file or stream

dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2

dpkg: error processing archive Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb (--install): cannot copy extracted data for './opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-check-signature' to '/opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-check-signature.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or stream

Errors were encountered while processing: Nessus-6.10.9-debian6_amd64.deb
How to resolve this issue?

Last edited by sknsk; 07-27-2017 at 10:34 AM.
Old 07-27-2017, 10:40 AM   #2
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Check that the MD5 checksum for the downloaded deb file is correct (
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Are you installing as root (sudo)? Also, only old nessus versions are available for free. There is a new program that forked off nessus, called openvas. You might try that one. It's available in the repos.

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