OS Identification : SSH

info Nessus Plugin ID 25287
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It is possible to identify the remote operating system based on the SSH banner.


This plugin attempts to identify the operating system type and version by looking at the SSH banner returned by the remote server.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 25287

File Name: os_fingerprint_ssh.nasl

Version: 1.118

Type: remote

Family: General

Published: 5/21/2007

Updated: 9/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_detect.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

OS Identification: true

Vulnerability Information