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What's the difference between the "Denial of Service" plugin family and other plugins with "DoS" in the Plugin Name but located in different families? Can those other plugins also cause DoSs during scans?

  • This is more of a question for Nessus and the documentation. You are also making the assumption that DoS means that the plugin could DoS the target and not that it is testing the vulnerability to DoS attacks. – schroeder Mar 13 '17 at 14:03
  • As far as I can tell, the documentation refers to the plugin family in conjunction with the Safe Checks feature (docs.tenable.com/nessus/6_8/Content/Plugins.htm) but nothing specifically mentions DoS plugins that are not in this family. – user138080 Mar 13 '17 at 14:06

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