Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is Disabled

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Synopsis :

Data Execution Prevention protection is disabled.

Description :

The remote host is capable of supporting Data Execution Prevention
(DEP), either by virtue of a processor that supports the NX bit or
through software, using what Microsoft calls Safe Structured Exception
Handling (SafeSEH).

The current DEP policy, though, is set to 'Always Off', which prevents
it from protecting the host.

See also :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Execution_Prevention

Solution :

Change the DEP policy on the remote host if desired.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 24282 ()

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