Entropy Gathering Daemon (EGD) Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 18393


A random number generator is listening on the remote port.


The Entropy Gathering Daemon is running on the remote host.
EGD is a user space random generator for operating systems that lack /dev/random


If this service is not needed, disable it or filter incoming traffic to this port.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 18393

File Name: egd_detect.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: remote

Published: 2005/05/29

Modified: 2011/04/01

Dependencies: 17975, 11153

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ThoroughTests