Windows Terminal Services Enabled

Info Nessus Plugin ID 10940

Synopsis

The remote Windows host has Terminal Services enabled.

Description

Terminal Services allows a Windows user to remotely obtain a graphical
login (and therefore act as a local user on the remote host).

If an attacker gains a valid login and password, this service could be
used to gain further access on the remote host. An attacker may also
use this service to mount a dictionary attack against the remote host
to try to log in remotely.

Note that RDP (the Remote Desktop Protocol) is vulnerable to
Man-in-the-middle attacks, making it easy for attackers to steal the
credentials of legitimate users by impersonating the Windows server.

Solution

Disable Terminal Services if you do not use it, and do not allow this
service to run across the Internet.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10940

File Name: windows_terminal_services.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.34

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2002/04/20

Modified: 2017/08/07

Dependencies: 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info