Policy - [email protected] Client Detection

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1138

Synopsis

The remote host is running client software which may be considered questionable.

Description

The remote client is running the [email protected] application which is used to maximize spare CPU cycles within a workstation in order to search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. While it does not usually interfere with operations on the local machine, it has the possibility of taking up bandwidth while downloading work updates.

Solution

Ensure that the application is allowed within your environment.

See Also

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 1138

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2015/06/01

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info