Microsoft Windows XP Unsupported Installation Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 73182


The remote operating system is no longer supported.


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.


Upgrade to a version of Windows that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 73182

File Name: smb_win_xp.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/25/2014

Updated: 9/22/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Rationale: Tenable score for unsupported os.


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: manual


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

EDB-ID: 41929

IAVA: 0001-A-0023