Microsoft Windows 8 Unsupported Installation Detection

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Synopsis :

The remote operating system is no longer supported.

Description :

The remote host is running Microsoft Windows 8. Support for this
operating system by Microsoft ended January 12th, 2016.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product
will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain
security vulnerabilities. Furthermore, Microsoft is unlikely to
investigate or acknowledge reports of vulnerabilities.

See also :

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/lifecycle-windows81-faq

Solution :

Upgrade to a version of Microsoft 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: 88561 ()

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