Generic Shell Detection (HP JetDirect)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1931


The remote host is running an inherently insecure protocol or application.


An unpassworded HP JetDirect 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.


Ensure that the remote shell is secured against data leakage and that it is a valid, approved means of managing the remote machine.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1931

File Name: 1931.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High