Malicious File Detection: Malware Signed By Stolen Bit9 Certificate

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 88959


Nessus detected potentially unwanted files on the remote host.


The md5sum of one or more files on the remote Windows host matches the signature of malware that was signed by a certificate stolen from the security firm Bit9.

Verify that the remote files are legitimate and authorized in your environment.


Uninstall the remote software if it does not match your security policy, and investigate your network for further signs of a breach.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88959

File Name: wmi_bit9_filescan.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.47 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/04/11

Modified: 2018/02/06

Dependencies: 59275

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: malscan/enabled