Linux Daemons with Broken Links to Executables

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

A daemon on the remote Linux host may need to be restarted.

Description :

By examining the '/proc' filesystem on the remote Linux host, Nessus
has identified at least one currently-running daemon for which the
link to the corresponding executable is broken.

This can occur when the executable associated with a daemon is
replaced on disk but the daemon itself has not been restarted. And if
the changes are security-related, the system may remain vulnerable to
attack until the daemon is restarted.

Alternatively, it could result from an attacker removing files in an
effort to hide malicious activity.

Solution :

Inspect each reported daemon to determine why the link to the
executable is broken.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 44657 (daemons_with_broken_links.nasl)

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