WINS Server Detection

This script is Copyright (C) 2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

A WINS server is running on the remote port.

Description :

The remote service is a WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) server,
which holds information about any NetBIOS-enabled hosts on the

Note that the service may allow an arbitrary user to download the
list, although some versions (eg, in Windows 2008) require an IP
address to be specifically trusted to download the list by default.

Solution :

Determine whether or not this service should be allowed by policy and
disable it if it shouldn't be.

Risk factor :


Family: Service detection

Nessus Plugin ID: 54629 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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