Looking Glass Network Tool Detection

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2718


The remote host is running software that should be authorized with respect to corporate policy.


The remote host is running Looking Glass, a tool for performing rudimentary router functions via a web interface. If available to anonymous users, this application can give away information that would enable an attacker to perform more sophisticated (or targeted) attacks against internal networks or specific networking equipment.


Either disable or protect (with ACLs) the web application from anonymous, unauthenticated users.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2718

Family: Policy

Published: 2005/03/18

Modified: 2017/03/14

Dependencies: 1442

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium