Skype Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 19772


A Voice-Over-IP service is running on the remote port.


The remote host is running Skype, a peer-to-peer Voice-Over-IP application.

Due to the peer-to-peer nature of Skype, any user connecting to the Skype network may consume a large amount of bandwidth.

Make sure the use of this program is done in accordance with your corporate security policy.


If this service is not needed, disable it. Note that filtering this port will not be sufficient, since this software can establish outgoing connections.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 19772

File Name: skype_detection.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: remote

Published: 2005/09/22

Modified: 2012/07/30

Dependencies: 19689, 17975

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:skype:skype