BitTorrent / uTorrent Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 50676
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Synopsis

A file-sharing service is running on the remote port.

Description

The remote host is running BitTorrent or uTorrent, peer-to-peer file sharing applications.

Note that, due to the peer-to-peer nature of these applications, any user connecting to the BitTorrent network may consume a large amount of bandwidth.

Solution

Make sure that the use of this program agrees with your organization's acceptable use and security policies.

Note that filtering traffic to or from this port is not a sufficient solution since the software can use a random port.

See Also

https://www.bittorrent.com/

https://www.utorrent.com/

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 50676

File Name: bittorrent_detect.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 11/22/2010

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: find_service1.nasl, embedded_web_server_detect.nasl

Asset Inventory: true

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:bittorrent:bittorrent