Generic Shell Detectors (3COM SuperStack Telnet)
Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2322
SynopsisA shell server was noted on the host.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionEnsure that the remote shell is secured against data leakage and that it is a valid and approved means of managing the remote machine.