Malicious File Detection

critical Nessus Plugin ID 88961
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Synopsis

Nessus detected malicious files on the remote host.

Description

The checksum of one or more files on the remote Windows host matches known malware.

Note that Nessus has only scanned files with the following extensions :

.application, .asp, .aspx, .bat, .chm, .class, .cmd, .com, .cp, .csh, .dl, .doc, .docx, .drv, .exe, .gadget, .hta, .inf, .ins, .inx, .isu, .jar, .job, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .jse, .jse, .jsp, .lnk, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .paf, .pdf, .php, .pif, .ppt, .pptx, .ps1, .ps1xm, .ps2, .ps2xm, .psc1, .psc2, .reg, .rgs, .scf, .scr, .sct, .shb, .shs, .swf, .sys, .u3p, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vbscript, .ws, .wsf, .xls, .xls

See Also

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD5

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 88961

File Name: wmi_malware_scan_filescan.nbin

Version: 1.123

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/11/2016

Updated: 6/9/2021

Dependencies: wmi_malware_scan.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: manual

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

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

CVSS v3

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: malscan/enabled