Sophos Anti-Virus Detection and Status (Linux)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 133963


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


Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux, a commercial antivirus software package, 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is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its engine and/or virus definitions are out of date.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: 133963

File Name: sophos_av_nix_status.nbin

Version: 1.30

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2020/02/25

Updated: 2020/04/02

Dependencies: 133962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: Updates to security software are critical.

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3.0

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: Antivirus/SophosLinux/installed