Updating nmap OS fingerprints, nessus plugins

I use the following two root crontab entries to update nmap's OS fingerprints file (when fingerprinting an operating system with nmap's -O flag) and to retrieve the latest nessus plugins.

nmap is the premier port scanner; nessus is an excellent vulnerability assessment tool.

# Grab latest nmap OS fingerprints, use wget's -N to only download if newer
30 4 * * * (cd /usr/share/nmap; wget -N http://www.insecure.org/nmap/nmap-os-fingerprints)
# Update nessus plugins
31 4 * * * /usr/sbin/nessus-update-plugins

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Last modified: 01/16/2003