Wireless Access Point Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 11026

Synopsis

The remote host is a wireless access point.

Description

Nessus has determined that the remote host is a wireless access point (AP).

Ensure that proper physical and logical controls are in place for its use. A misconfigured access point may allow an attacker to gain access to an internal network without being physically present on the premises. If the access point is using an 'off-the-shelf' configuration (such as 40 or 104 bit WEP encryption), the data being passed through the access point may be vulnerable to hijacking or sniffing.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 11026

File Name: find_ap.nasl

Version: 1.75

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 6/9/2002

Updated: 6/12/2020

Dependencies: http_version.nasl, os_fingerprint.nasl, snmp_sysDesc.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info