Network daemons not managed by the package system

low Nessus Plugin ID 33851

Synopsis

Some daemon processes on the remote host are associated with programs that have been installed manually.

Description

Some daemon processes on the remote host are associated with programs that have been installed manually.

System administration best practice dictates that an operating system's native package management tools be used to manage software installation, updates, and removal whenever possible.

Solution

Use packages supplied by the operating system vendor whenever possible.

And make sure that manual software installation agrees with your organization's acceptable use and security policies.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 33851

File Name: unpackaged_daemons.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 8/8/2008

Updated: 12/21/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Score from a more in depth analysis done by tenable

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/uname