Microsoft Windows Update Reboot Required

high Nessus Plugin ID 35453


The remote Windows host requires a reboot.


According to entries in its registry, a reboot is required by Windows Update to complete installation of at least one update. If the pending changes are security-related, the remote host could remain vulnerable to attack until a reboot occurs.


Reboot the remote system to put pending changes into effect.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35453

File Name: smb_reboot_required.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1/23/2009

Updated: 9/16/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: The remote host may require a reboot to complete installation of security patches


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS Score Source: manual

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated