Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME Unsupported Installation Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 21626

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Windows 9x (95, 98,
or ME). Windows 95 support ended on December 31, 2001. Windows 98/ME
support ended on July 11, 2006.

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?b20c1a6c

http://www.nessus.org/u?8c3ca148

http://www.nessus.org/u?24903a43

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ecdfe69

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 21626

File Name: smb_win_9x.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.27

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2006/06/01

Modified: 2015/09/24

Dependencies: 10785, 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_95, cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_98, cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_me