RIP-2 Poisoning Routing Table Modification
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39589
SynopsisIt might be possible to hijack connections on this network.
DescriptionThis host is running a RIP-2 agent.
RIP-2 requests can be authenticated but Nessus cannot check this in the current configuration.
If authentication is not implemented, an attacker on the same network may feed the target machine bogus routes and hijack network connections.
Note that this may be a false positive.
SolutionEither disable the RIP agent if it is not used or implement RIP-2 authentication.