S-Ns-3 S-Ns-3 - 6 months ago 18
Python Question

Python XMLRPC Nessus Error

Anyone know why I am getting this error?

I am using http://code.google.com/p/nessusxmlrpc/wiki/HowTo

root@bt:~/NessusXMLRPC-0.21# python newnessusscan.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "newnessusscan.py", line 6, in <module>
scan = x.quickScan("MyXMLTestSCan", "", "Internal Network Scan")
File "/root/NessusXMLRPC-0.21/NessusXMLRPC.py", line 280, in quickScan
if type(policies['policy']) is dict:
TypeError: list indices must be integers, not str

I tried passing an integer aswell but no such luck.

Attached is the code from the actual module which is having the problem:

if type(policies['policy']) is dict:
# There appears to be only one configured policy
policy = policies['policy']
if policy['policyName'] == policy_name:
policy_id = policy['policyID']

Included is a link to the pastebin of newnessusscan.py:


This is caused by an error in nessusxmlrpc-py.

You can apply the patch or download the corrected version of NessusXMLRPC.py.