Generic Shell Detection (Printer Telnet)

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1935


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


A printer 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: Low

ID: 1935

Family: IoT

Published: 2004/08/20

Updated: 2018/07/11

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low