SMB Server DOUBLEPULSAR Backdoor / Implant Detection (EternalRocks)

high Nessus Plugin ID 99439
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A backdoor exists on the remote Windows host.


Nessus 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.


Remove the DOUBLEPULSAR backdoor / implant and disable SMBv1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99439

File Name: smb_double_pulsar_backdoor_detect.nbin

Version: 1.115

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 4/18/2017

Updated: 11/12/2021

Dependencies: smb_login.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0144


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/login

Excluded KB Items: SMB/not_windows

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2017

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MS17-010 EternalBlue SMB Remote Windows Kernel Pool Corruption)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0144

BID: 96704