Unsupported linux kernel version detected in banner reporting (PCI-DSS check)

High Nessus Plugin ID 122157

Synopsis

The Linux kernel version reported in banners is no longer supported.

Description

A service banner response from the remote host indicates a Linux kernel install at a level that may no longer be supported, where kernel development and security patching has ceased.

This plugin only runs when 'Check for PCI-DSS compliance' is enabled in the scan policy. It does not run if local security checks are enabled. It runs off of self-reported kernel versions in banners.

Solution

Update the version of the Linux kernel running on the system.

See Also

https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 122157

File Name: kernel_banner_unsupported.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2019/02/14

Updated: 2019/02/14

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/PCI_DSS

Excluded KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled