Authenticated Check : OS Name and Installed Package Enumeration

info Nessus Plugin ID 12634
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


This plugin gathers information about the remote host via an authenticated session.


This plugin logs into the remote host using SSH, RSH, RLOGIN, Telnet, or local commands and extracts the list of installed packages.

If using SSH, the scan should be configured with a valid SSH public key and possibly an SSH passphrase (if the SSH public key is protected by a passphrase).