Malware Payload Code detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 31854
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The remote service seems to be distributing the payload of malware code.


The remote port seems to be sending the payload of a malware. This is used by some worms when spreading by infecting other hosts.

The system is probably infected by a worm or a Trojan horse.


Check your system integrity and disinfect it.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31854

File Name: malware_payload_detect.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: remote

Family: Backdoors

Published: 4/11/2008

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, find_service2.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: global_settings/disable_service_discovery