Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection / System Center Endpoint Protection / Anti-malware Client Detection and Status

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 52544


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


Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, or another antimalware product from Microsoft, 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is a problem with the installation; either its services are not running or its engine and/or virus definitions are out of date.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: 52544

File Name: fep_installed.nasl

Version: 1.783

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2011/03/04

Updated: 2020/11/30

Dependencies: 13855, 10456, 131023

Asset Inventory: True

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:microsoft:system_center_endpoint_protection

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/Services/Enumerated