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Freeware to read Nessus security scan xml output

Posted on 2009-05-08
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Hi,

I've done Nessus scan on our servers and sending the output (which is an xml file)
to our development teams for them to review.

Besides installing Tenable, is there any other way (using free software/reader)
that will allow them to read the Nessus xml output?

if I copy/paste the xml to MSWord, there will be misalignment and some features
are lost
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by:Tony McCreath
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If you view the xml in a web browser, most automatically format the data in a readable way.

XML can be converted to many formats via XSL (which is also writen in XML).

Many languages support the transform of XML via XSL including web browsers.

If you could provide an example of the XML that includes all elements that need to be supported we should be able to provide an XSL file to convert it to html.



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by:sunhux
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I've tried using IE to read the Nessus xml file but it's certainly not readable with
some tags and xml codes appearing.

I've amended all actual IP addrs and information and attached a sample of the
xml report output (note that I've renamed the extension from .xml to .txt so that
I can attach the file in EE : you may want to save the file and give its  extension
as a  .xml file)
tst.txt
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by:sunhux
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Hi

Any update?
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Tony McCreath earned 1170 total points
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I can view the file (once I changed the extension) in both IE and FireFox.
Cropper-Capture-1-.jpeg
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