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Thank you to all who submitted scan results using PVS in our “Most Interesting Finds” contest.
Winners were selected by a panel of judges: Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor of Dark Reading; Jack Daniel and Paul Asadoorian, both from Tenable Network Security. Tenable extends a hearty thank you to Kelly for her participation in our contest!
First place and the Parrot AR.Drone is awarded for this finding:
Plugin 5204 fired: Unsupported Software Detection (Windows 98), based on some HTTP user agent strings...it was a Windows XP machine running a VM of Windows 98 in VMware Player!!! I discovered it was something a vendor brought into the network. Apparently, they stopped paying for support on this system ages ago, and never got a version compatible with anything newer than Win98. We did our migration and got rid of everything below Win7, but we never considered some external parties bringing in XP machines. Now with PVS, every new host attached to the network gets a full Nessus scan and we can observe its network traffic on an ongoing basis, making it easy for us to weed this stuff out.
Try PVS to see what you can find!