Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Unsupported Installation Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 19699
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Synopsis

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Windows that is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Description

The remote host is running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. This operating system version is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the operating system will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities.

Solution

Upgrade to a version of Windows that is currently supported.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c1bdda6e

http://www.nessus.org/u?aead47fa

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 19699

File Name: smb_win_nt4.nasl

Version: 1.35

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 9/14/2005

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: os_fingerprint.nasl, smb_nativelanman.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_nt:4.0

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows

Reference Information

IAVA: 0001-A-0026