Mac OS X Malicious Process Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 71263
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Nessus detected malicious processes on the remote host.


The hash of one or more running processes on the remote Mac OS X host matches known malware.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 71263

File Name: macosx_malware_scan.nbin

Version: 1.357

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Backdoors

Published: 12/9/2013

Updated: 7/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

CVSS Score Rationale: The detection is suspected as being malware.


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: 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

Required KB Items: Host/uname