SMB Server DOUBLEPULSAR Backdoor / Implant Detection (EternalRocks)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99439


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99439

File Name: smb_double_pulsar_backdoor_detect.nbin

Version: 1.54

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/04/18

Updated: 2019/04/19

Dependencies: 10394

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-0144

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: true

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0144

BID: 96704