Host Tagging (Linux)

info Nessus Plugin ID 87414
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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This plugin uniquely identifies the remote Linux host.


This plugin uniquely identifies the remote Linux host by reading a UUID from a file or by writing a UUID to a file. Tenable products, such as and SecurityCenter, use this UUID for identifying scan targets for more accurate historical results and license counts.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 87414

File Name: host_tag_nix.nbin

Version: 1.341

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Settings

Published: 12/16/2015

Updated: 9/13/2021

Dependencies: global_settings.nasl, ssh_get_info.nasl

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, Host/OS/showver, Host/Cisco/show_ver