BitTorrent / uTorrent Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 50676


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


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.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 50676

File Name: bittorrent_detect.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Published: 2010/11/22

Updated: 2019/11/22

Dependencies: 19689, 17975

Asset Inventory: True

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:bittorrent:bittorrent