Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME Unsupported Installation Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Windows that is no
longer supported by Microsoft.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Windows 9x (95, 98,
or ME). Windows 95 support ended on December 31, 2001. Windows 98/ME
support ended on July 11, 2006.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the operating
system will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to
contain security vulnerabilities.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b20c1a6c
http://www.nessus.org/u?8c3ca148
http://www.nessus.org/u?24903a43
http://www.nessus.org/u?3ecdfe69

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of Windows that is currently supported.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 21626 ()

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