Scan Status

In Tenable Vulnerability Management, scans can have the following status values:

abortedVulnerability Management or the scanner encountered problems during the latest run and aborted the scan. The scan results associated with the run reflect only the completed tasks.
canceledAt the user's request, Vulnerability Management successfully stopped the latest scan run.
completedThe latest run of the scan completed.
emptyThe scan configuration is new or has yet to run.
importedA user imported the scan. You cannot run imported scans. Scan history is unavailable for imported scans.
initializingVulnerability Management is preparing the scan request for processing.
pausingA user paused a running scan, and Vulnerability Management is in the process of terminating tasks for the scan.
pausedAt the user's request, Vulnerability Management successfully paused active tasks related to the scan. The paused tasks continue to fill the task capacity of the scanner that the tasks were assigned to. Vulnerability Management does not dispatch new tasks from a paused scan job. If the scan remains in a paused state for more than 14 days, the scan times out. Vulnerability Management then aborts the related tasks on the scanner and categorizes the scan as aborted.
pendingVulnerability Management has finished initializing and processing the scan request and is waiting for a scanner or agent to pick up the job.

Note: Vulnerability Management aborts scans that remain in a pending status for more than four hours. If Vulnerability Management aborts your scan, modify your scan schedules to reduce the number of overlapping scans.
processingVulnerability Management is processing tasks for the scan. For example, Vulnerability Management may be importing scan results from the scanner that performed the latest run of the scan.
publishingVulnerability Management is processing and storing the scan results data for you to view and use in the Vulnerability Management interface. This status begins once the running status completes.
resumingVulnerability Management is restarting tasks for a paused scan. When you resume a scan, Vulnerability Management instructs the scanner to start the tasks from the point at which the scan was paused. If Vulnerability Management or the scanner encounters problems when resuming the scan, the scan fails, and Vulnerability Management updates the scan status to aborted.
runningThe scan is currently running.
stoppedA user stopped a pending, running, or paused scan, and Vulnerability Management is in the process of terminating tasks for the scan.
stoppingVulnerability Management is processing a request to stop a scan.