WMI Windows Feature Enumeration

info Nessus Plugin ID 44871

Language:

New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

It is possible to enumerate Windows features using WMI.

Description

Nessus was able to enumerate the server features of the remote host by querying the 'Win32_ServerFeature' class of the '\Root\cimv2' WMI namespace for Windows Server versions or the 'Win32_OptionalFeature' class of the '\Root\cimv2' WMI namespace for Windows Desktop versions.

Note that Features can only be enumerated for Windows 7 and later for desktop versions.

See Also

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc280268

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/WmiSdk/querying-the-status-of-optional-features

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 44871

File Name: wmi_enum_server_features.nbin

Version: 1.150

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 9/20/2021

Dependencies: wmi_available.nbin, smb_hotfixes.nasl

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/WMI/Available, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Reference Information

IAVT: 0001-T-0754