SSH Commands Ran With Privilege Escalation

info Nessus Plugin ID 102095
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This plugin reports the SSH commands that required a privilege escalation to run successfully or were forced to use a privilege escalation.


The remote host required a privilege escalation in order to run one or more SSH commands, or a privilege escalation was forced by a plugin for one or more SSH commands.

Note that this plugin only reports if 'Attempt least privilege' is enabled in the scan policy.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 102095

File Name: ssh_commands_required_escalation.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Settings

Published: 8/1/2017

Updated: 10/2/2018

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SSH/attempt_least_privilege