Active Outbound Connection to Host Listed in Known Bot Database

critical Nessus Plugin ID 58430


The remote host is making an outbound connection to a host that is listed as part of a botnet, according to a third-party public database.


This plugin has been temporarily disabled.

Nessus has determined via netstat, that the remote host has an outbound connection to one or more hosts that are listed in a public database as part of a botnet. This suggests the host may have been compromised.


Investigate the connection(s) and reinstall the remote system from scratch if appropriate.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 58430

File Name: ipthreat_lookup_netstat.nbin

Version: 1.84

Type: reputation

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: General

Published: 3/22/2012

Updated: 9/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available