Generic Shell Detection (RedHat Telnet)

Low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1936

Synopsis

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

Description

A RedHat Linux 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.

Solution

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: 1936

File Name: 1936.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low