Microsoft Windows Vista Unsupported Installation Detection

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 97996


The remote operating system is no longer supported.


Microsoft Windows Vista is running on the remote host. Support for this operating system was ended by Microsoft on April 11th, 2017.

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: 97996

File Name: smb_win_vista_unsupported.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: combined

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/04/17

Modified: 2017/04/17

Dependencies: 11936

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista

Excluded KB Items: Host/not_windows