Microsoft Windows Installed Hotfixes

info Nessus Plugin ID 13855
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.


It was possible to enumerate installed hotfixes on the remote Windows host.


Using the supplied credentials, Nessus was able to log into the remote Windows host, enumerate installed hotfixes, and store them in its knowledge base for other plugins to use.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 13855

File Name: smb_hotfixes.nasl

Version: 1.98

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/30/2004

Updated: 10/8/2020

Dependencies: smb_login.nasl, netbios_name_get.nasl, smb_reg_service_pack.nasl, smb_registry_full_access.nasl, smb_reg_service_pack_W2K.nasl, smb_reg_service_pack_XP.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/name, SMB/login, SMB/password, SMB/registry_access

Excluded KB Items: SMB/not_windows