Malicious Process Detection: User Defined Malware Running (Mac OS X)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91224


Nessus detected potentially unwanted processes on the remote host.


The md5sum of one or more running processes on the remote Mac OS X host matches one of the signatures provided using the 'Provide your own list of known bad MD5 hashes' preference (found under the 'Hash and Whitelist Files' section) in the scan policy.

Verify that the remote processes 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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91224

File Name: macosx_user_md5s.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Backdoors

Published: 2016/05/18

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 71263

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: malware/macosx/custom