WMI Windows Feature Enumeration

Info Nessus Plugin ID 44871

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: 1.103

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2019/10/01

Dependencies: 24269, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

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