Microsoft Windows Installed Software Enumeration (credentialed check)

info Nessus Plugin ID 20811
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It is possible to enumerate installed software.


This plugin lists software potentially installed on the remote host by crawling the registry entries in :

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates

Note that these entries do not necessarily mean the applications are actually installed on the remote host - they may have been left behind by uninstallers, or the associated files may have been manually removed.


Remove any applications that are not compliant with your organization's acceptable use and security policies.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 20811

File Name: smb_enum_softwares.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/26/2006

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Reference Information

IAVT: 0001-T-0501