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PCI DSS compliance




I ran a PCI DSS scan on the prtg probe that is opened to the internet. I got automatic fail, please see below

Security Notes found on port/service "mssql (27660/tcp)"


Automatic Failure as listed by the PCI SSC (This must be resolved for your device to be compliant) Plugin

"Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP Listener Detection"


"Service detection "


"Low Priority


A database server is listening on the remote port.

Description The remote host is running MSSQL, a database server from Microsoft. It is possible to extract the version number of the remote installation from the server pre-login response.

Risk factor NONE / CVSS BASE SCORE :0.0

Please advise what to do.

compliance dss pci

Created on Nov 9, 2014 10:50:29 PM

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Thank you very much for using PRTG. PRTG does not use MS SQL. It does not run such a server, neither the PRTG Probe nor the Core. This has to be a false positive then.

best regards.

Created on Nov 10, 2014 8:27:42 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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