Microsoft Windows XP Unsupported Installation Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 73182

Synopsis

The remote operating system is no longer supported.

Description

The remote host is running Microsoft Windows XP. Support for this operating system by Microsoft ended April 8th, 2014.

Lack of support implies that no new security patches for the product will be released by the vendor. As a result, it is likely to contain security vulnerabilities. Furthermore, Microsoft is unlikely to investigate or acknowledge reports of vulnerabilities.

Solution

Upgrade to a version of Windows that is currently supported.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?33ca6af0

http://www.nessus.org/u?321523eb

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/09/16/stop-using-smb1/

http://www.nessus.org/u?8dcab5e4

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73182

File Name: smb_win_xp.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/03/25

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

OSVDB: 155633

EDB-ID: 41929