Microsoft Windows 8 Unsupported Installation Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88561


The remote operating system is no longer supported.


The remote host is running Microsoft Windows 8. Support for this operating system by Microsoft ended January 12th, 2016.

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 Microsoft Windows that is currently supported.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88561

File Name: smb_win_8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/02/03

Modified: 2016/02/03

Dependencies: 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_8

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows