[Plugins-writers] Re: no results on plugin 20008

From: Brian Smith-Sweeney (bsmithsweeney@private)
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 14:34:20 PDT

As a follow up to my own post, it appears the script gets the port data 
from a kb item which does in fact have a value (I dumped the results of 
get_kb_list to get this), and it's not 593.   But still the port test is 
failing. Thoughts?

Brian Smith-Sweeney wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I appear to be getting no results on the nessus plugin 20008 for 
> MS05-051 (network-based check).  I've run it against a large (class C) 
> group of hosts and got nothing, then ran it against a VM system I've got 
> running insufficiently-patched Win2K with no luck.
> Some troubleshooting indicates it fails at its first "if (!port)" for 
> the known unpatched 2K box.  Is it relying solely on the presence of 
> port 593?
> I'd appreciate any suggestions.
> As a side note, since 20008 is part of the direct feed, how much of it 
> is ok to ask about publicly? Should I be sending requests to for plugins 
> that are still only on the direct feed directly to Tenable?
> Cheers,
> Brian

Brian Smith-Sweeney      Sr. Network Security Analyst
ITS Technology Security Services, New York University
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