Generic Shell Detection (HP-UX Telnet)
Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1926
SynopsisThe remote host is running an inherently insecure protocol or application.
DescriptionAn HP-UX shell server was noted on the host. Typically, shells are used by remote users to manage operating systems. Shells that pass traffic in plaintext introduce a risk to confidentiality and privacy. In addition, many shells are used by malicious individuals as part of a Trojan program or remote buffer overflow exploit.
SolutionEnsure that the remote shell is secured against data leakage and that it is a valid, approved means of managing the remote machine.