SMB Server DOUBLEPULSAR Backdoor / Implant Detection (EternalRocks)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 99439
SynopsisA backdoor exists on the remote Windows host.
DescriptionNessus detected the presence of DOUBLEPULSAR on the remote Windows host. DOUBLEPULSAR is one of multiple Equation Group SMB implants and backdoors disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers. The implant allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to use SMB as a covert channel to exfiltrate data, launch remote commands, or execute arbitrary code.
EternalRocks is a worm that propagates by utilizing DOUBLEPULSAR.
SolutionRemove the DOUBLEPULSAR backdoor / implant and disable SMBv1.