Nessus Host Summary Report in SecurityCenter

This is available as a SecurityCenter report template.

host_summary_report

While SecurityCenter has extensive reporting features, sometimes we just want to replicate a report type that we’d previously generate using Nessus™.

One of the useful report chapters that can be generated is the Host Summary.

This report chapter generates the following:

A table of vulnerability counts sorted by severity like this:

IP Address Informational Low Medium High Critical

Then a table for each host with the following:

Severity Plugin ID Name

Here’s how this type of report can be generated in SecurityCenter

GENERAL

NAME Host Summary (Nessus)

DESCRIPTION

TYPE PDF

REPORT STYLE Tenable, Letter

INCLUDE COVER PAGE no

COVER LOGO default

INCLUDE HEADER no

INCLUDE FOOTER no

FOLDER LOGO default

WATERMARK default

INCLUDE TABLE OF CONTENTS yes

INCLUDE INDEX no

ENCRYPT PDF no

DEFINITION

CHAPTER Host Summary

GROUP Host Summary

ITERATOR Host Summary

NAME Host Summary

LOCATION -Group Host Summary

STYLE Default

DATA TYPE Vulnerability

SOURCE Cumulative

QUERY (As needed)

ITERATOR TYPE IP

RESULTS DISPLAYED

DISPLAY ALL RESULTS yes

SORT COLUMN IP Address

SORT DIRECTION Ascending

HEADER INFORMATION IP Address

TABLE

NAME Host Summary

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION -Iterator Host Summary

STYLE Default

DATA TYPE Vulnerability

SOURCE Cumulative

QUERY Tool: IP Summary

RESULTS DISPLAYED

DISPLAY ALL RESULTS yes

SORT COLUMN IP Address

SORT DIRECTION Ascending

DISPLAY COLUMNS IP Address, Info, Low, Medium, High, Critical

TABLE

NAME Vulnerability List

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION -Iterator Host Summary

STYLE Default

DATA TYPE Vulnerability

SOURCE Cumulative

QUERY Tool: Vulnerability Summary

RESULTS DISPLAYED

DISPLAY ALL RESULTS yes

SORT COLUMN Severity

SORT DIRECTION Ascending

DISPLAY COLUMNS Severity, Plugin ID, Name

This report is very similar to the one provided in Nessus, however the latter table has Plugin ID first, then severity, as opposed to Nessus, which has severity first, and Plugin ID second.

You can download this template in zip format.

host_summary_report

Source: Nessus and SecurityCenter