OS Identification

info Nessus Plugin ID 11936
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Synopsis

It is possible to guess the remote operating system.

Description

Using a combination of remote probes (e.g., TCP/IP, SMB, HTTP, NTP, SNMP, etc.), it is possible to guess the name of the remote operating system in use. It is also possible sometimes to guess the version of the operating system.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 11936

File Name: os_fingerprint.nasl

Version: 2.59

Type: combined

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: General

Published: 12/9/2003

Updated: 9/27/2021

Dependencies: os_fingerprint_http.nasl, os_fingerprint_html.nasl, os_fingerprint_ldap.nasl, os_fingerprint_mdns.nasl, os_fingerprint_misc.nasl, os_fingerprint_ntp.nasl, os_fingerprint_sinfp.nasl, os_fingerprint_sip.nasl, os_fingerprint_smb.nasl, os_fingerprint_smtp.nasl, os_fingerprint_snmp.nasl, os_fingerprint_snmp_sysobjectid.nasl, os_fingerprint_snmp_software.nasl, os_fingerprint_sslcert.nasl, os_fingerprint_ftp.nasl, os_fingerprint_xprobe.nasl, os_fingerprint_msrprc.nasl, os_fingerprint_uname.nasl, os_fingerprint_ssh.nasl, os_fingerprint_linux_distro.nasl, os_fingerprint_telnet.nasl, os_fingerprint_upnp.nbin, os_fingerprint_afp.nasl, os_fingerprint_ethernet.nasl, os_fingerprint_hnap.nasl, barco_wepresent_detect.nbin, cisco_gss_version.nasl, cisco_ios_version.nasl, cisco_ios_xe_version.nasl, cisco_ios_xr_version.nasl, cisco_nxos_version.nasl, cisco_esa_version.nasl, cisco_sma_version.nasl, cisco_wsa_version.nasl, lockdown_detect.nasl, ilo_detect.nasl, os_fingerprint_nativelanmanager.nasl, os_fingerprint_ssh_netconf.nasl, os_fingerprint_rdp.nbin, ibmi_detect.nbin, symantec_management_center_web_detect.nbin, pfsense_webui_detect.nbin, os_fingerprint_ios.nasl, os_fingerprint_airplay.nasl, os_fingerprint_ml_sinfp.nbin, ibm_tem_init_info.nbin

Asset Inventory: true

OS Identification: true

Vulnerability Information