How to Limit Nessus plugins to checking a single port or a short list of explicit ports.
Posted on 2006-03-29
Some firewalls have a real-time countermeasure blacklisting the source IP of a scan after it hits 3 or so ports. If I know that 443 or 8080 are open and I want Nessus to check for vulnerabilities on those ports without tripping the blacklist, how can I limit Nessus to 443 and/or 8080. Limiting the "Scanning" built into Nessus does not seem limit the ports checked by the plugins. Other than setting up some external outbound packet filtering, is there a way to limit the Nessus plugins to a single port.