Generic Shell Detectors (Windows 2000 Telnet)

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2321


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 that pass traffic in plaintext introduce a risk to confidentiality. 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 and approved means of managing the remote machine.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 2321

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/09/26

Modified: 2015/06/01

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info