Sophos Anti-Virus Detection and Status

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 12215


An antivirus application is installed on the remote host, but it is not working properly.


Sophos Anti-Virus, a commercial antivirus software package for Windows, is installed on the remote host. However, there is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its engine and/or virus definitions are out of date.


Make sure that updates are working and the associated services are running.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 12215

File Name: sophos_installed.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1423 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2004/04/26

Modified: 2018/01/23

Dependencies: 13855, 10456, 34252

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:sophos:sophos_anti-virus

Required KB Items: SMB/name, SMB/login, SMB/password, SMB/registry_full_access, SMB/transport, SMB/Services/Enumerated