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We continually enhance the accuracy of our configuration auditing tool, Nipper. Each new release builds the support it provides. Developments include enhanced device support, new plugins, additional features, and bug fixes, as well as updates to the vulnerabilities it detects from the National Vulnerability Database.

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for updating your software to the latest version.

Checking for updates

From the Nipper Home Screen you can see when your last check for updates was run. If this was not recently, you should follow the steps below to find out what version of Nipper you are using and how to access the latest release.

check for updates

You can check what the current version of Nipper is, and find the release notes for it, in the Support section of the website.

Updating to the latest version from the Nipper Home Screen

You can update your current version of Nipper within the software in a few simple steps:

Firstly, open Nipper and locate the ‘Help’ section on the top navigation bar.

Clicking ‘Help’ will open the drop-down menu, then select ‘Check For Updates’.


Shortcut: Hit Ctrl + U on your keyboard to open ‘Check For Updates’

You will then be able to see which version of Nipper you are currently running. Select the ‘Check for Updates’ button to run a check against the Titania servers.


Next, you we see the release notes with a description of what is new in the latest version of the software. Select ‘Download & Install’ and follow the on-screen instructions to update to the latest version.


Installing the latest version of Nipper from the Titania website

Firstly, visit the Log in area on the Titania website and enter the Email Address and Password associated with your account.


After logging in, you will be redirected to the Dashboard. Select the ‘Download Area’.

Inside the Download Area, select ‘View Download’. This will take you to the latest available installs where you can select the correct file for your operating system.


After clicking ‘Download’, the installer will download.


Once this is downloaded, you will be able to install Nipper. Details are below to install Nipper on each OS:

Windows

Double clicking the .exe installation file carry out the installation.

SE Linux

If you are using Security Enhanced Linux and Nipper fails to start, you will need to execute the following commands as the root user:

chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/libnipper2.*
chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/lib64/libnipper2.*
for x in `ls /opt/nipper/plugins/`; do chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /opt/nipper/plugins/$x; done

Nipper requires version 5 of the Qt framework to run. Qt5 is not available in the default RHEL/CentOS repositories, but it is available in EPEL (Extra Package libraries for Enterprise Linux) repository, which is available free and simple to install.

Installing the EPEL repository is a two-stage process, first you will need to download the rpm package containing the repository files for your distribution, and then you will need to install the package using the rpm command line tool.

You can copy and run the commands for your Linux distribution before attempting to install Titania Nipper, and the Qt5 dependencies should be resolved for you.

CentOS 7 (x64)

In order to install Nipper onto your machine, run the following commands:

yum -y install epel-release

yum -y update

yum -y install nipper-[rpm name].rpm (eg. nipper-2.11.1.2021-10-01-centos-7-x86_64.rpm)

If you still encounter issues installing Nipper on CentOS 7, use the following commands to update the yum repository and enable the community repository.

sed -i 's/enabled=0/enabled=1/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-CR.repo

yum -y update

yum -y install nipper-[rpm name].rpm (eg. nipper-2.11.1.2021-10-01-centos-7-x86_64.rpm)

Ubuntu

Double clicking the .DEB installation file which is downloaded from the Download Portal will carry out the installation as per the Windows installation stages.

We continue to update Nipper regularly to deliver the best possible service for keeping your network secure and compliant.

For any queries related to installing or using the software, contact our Support Team, or visit the Resources section of our website to ensure you are getting the most out of using the solution to audit your device configurations and assess compliance.