Microsoft Windows SMB Share Hosting Possibly Copyrighted Material

Info Nessus Plugin ID 11777

Synopsis

The remote host may contain material (movies/audio) infringing copyright.

Description

This plugin displays a list of media files (such as .mp3, .ogg, .mpg, .avi) which have been found on the remote SMB shares.

Some of these files may contain copyrighted materials, such as commercial movies or music files, that are being shared without the owner's permission.

If any of these files actually contain copyrighted material, and if they are freely swapped around, your organization might be held liable for copyright infringement by associations such as the RIAA or the MPAA.

Solution

Delete the files infringing copyright.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 11777

File Name: smb_accessible_shares_copyrighted_content.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.41

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2003/06/26

Updated: 2012/11/29

Dependencies: 13855, 23973, 10396, 20811

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/shares