Generic Shell Detection (MV/9600)

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1944


A shell server was noted on the host.


A shell server was noted on the host. Typically, shells are used by remote users to manage operating systems. Shells which 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: Info

ID: 1944

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info