Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unsupported Installation Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 84729
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Synopsis

The remote operating system is no longer supported.

Description

The remote host is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Support for this operating system by Microsoft ended July 14th, 2015.

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?76f71a39

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: 84729

File Name: smb_win_2003.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/14/2015

Updated: 9/22/2020

Dependencies: os_fingerprint.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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 v3

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_2003_server

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

EDB-ID: 41929

IAVA: 0001-A-0024