Skype Detection (User-Agent) (deprecated)

low Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5898
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The remote host is running software that should be authorized with respect to corporate policy


The remote host is using the Skype program, a peer to peer chat and VoIP software.


Ensure that the use of this software is in accordance with organizational security policies.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 5898

Published: 4/26/2011

Updated: 1/15/2016

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:skype:skype:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*