Nexpose Release March 5, 2012

Document created by ryukhin on Mar 5, 2012Last modified by ryukhin on Mar 6, 2012
Version 3Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

Rapid72012-03-05 product update
                  Release announcement


This Rapid7® Nexpose® 5.1.5 release corrects a fingerprinting issue.


These release notes document what's new in this Nexpose release. Your Nexpose installation will automatically download and install product updates. If you have enabled Nexpose to install product updates, it will do so. See the third FAQ.

Fingerprinting correction | product


H.323 fingerprinting has been removed to ensure that the Scan Engine will not time out while running scans.


Product update

  • Linux 32       | Update ID: 2854226401                                
  • Linux 64       | Update ID: 3938770832                           
  • Windows 32  | Update ID: 1374542599                          
  • Windows 64  | Update ID: 407233610


       Released on January 23, 2012 (see the fourth FAQ).                         

    md5sum files

    Download the appropriate md5sum file to ensure that the installer was not corrupted during download:                             

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    • How will I know Nexpose has updated with this specific release?
      All updates are listed on the News page of the Nexpose Security Console Web interface.
    • Why doesn’t the most recent date on the News page match the dates of the current updates on the Administration page?
      You may occasionally notice that the most recent date on the News page does not match the dates of the current updates listed on the Nexpose Security Console administration page. The dates on the News page are official release dates. The dates on the console page indicate when updates were actually applied to your Nexpose installation.
    • What are content updates, and what are product updates?
      Content updates include new checks for vulnerabilities, patch verification, and compliance with security policies. Product updates include performance improvements, bug fixes, and new features in Nexpose.
    • Why are installers not updated with every release?
      To help you stay on top of an ever-growing number of security threats, Rapid7 makes the delivery of new security content timely and convenient.  After installation and first-time start-up, Nexpose continues to update itself dynamically. This makes it unnecessary for Rapid7 to update installers  with every release of security content. So, you don't have to download installers every time new content is available.
    • Does this dynamic self-updating cause Nexpose to restart?
      Yes. You may notice Nexpose taking longer to start for the first time after installation. You may also notice it restarting more than once as it completes a required sequence of updates.
    • How can I obtain more information about this release?
      If you have purchased Nexpose, contact our Technical Support Team at If you are using the Community version of Nexpose, go to
    • Where can I find announcements for previous releases?
      You can find all release announcements in the Rapid7 Community at nts.
    • Where can I find content and product update IDs for this release?
      You can find content and product update IDs in the Nexpose release announcement with the date that matches this pre-release announcement date in the Rapid7 Community at nts immediately after the release.
    Join the Rapid7 Community!
    Learn tips and tricks, engage with your peers,
    and keep up with the latest product developments.