Netstat Portscanner (SSH)

info Nessus Plugin ID 14272
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Remote open ports can be enumerated via SSH.


Nessus was able to run 'netstat' on the remote host to enumerate the open ports.

See the section 'plugins options' about configuring this plugin.

Note: This plugin will run on Windows (using netstat.exe) in the event that the target being scanned is localhost.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 14272

File Name: netstat_portscan.nasl

Version: 1.96

Type: remote

Agent: unix

Published: 8/15/2004

Updated: 9/16/2021

Dependencies: ping_host.nasl, portscanners_settings.nasl, ssh_settings.nasl, ssh_rate_limiting.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: Host/OS/ratelimited_sonicwall, Host/OS/ratelimited_junos