Unix Software Discovery Commands Not Available

info Nessus Plugin ID 152743


Nessus was able to log in to the remote host using the provided credentials, but encountered difficulty running commands used to find unmanaged software.


Nessus found problems running commands on the target host which are used to find software that is not managed by the operating system.
Details of the issues encountered are reported by this plugin.

Failure to properly execute commands used to find and characterize unmanaged software on the target host can lead to scans that do not report known vulnerabilities. There may be little in the scan results of unmanaged software plugins to indicate the missing availability of the source commands except audit trail messages.

Commands used to find unmanaged software installations might fail for a variety of reasons, including:

* Inadequate scan user permissions,
* Failed privilege escalation,
* Intermittent network disruption, or
* Missing or corrupt executables on the target host.

Please address the issues reported here and redo the scan.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 152743

File Name: unix_software_discovery_checks_not_available.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: summary

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Settings

Published: 8/23/2021

Updated: 8/23/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/unmanaged_commands_supported