Generic Botnet Client Detection

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4400

Synopsis

The remote host has been compromised and is running a 'backdoor' program.

Description

The remote host appears to be running a machine that has been compromised and is being controlled by a botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised computers that are remotely controlled by a malicious bot administrator. Botnets are commonly used for
sending spam
running Denial of Service (DoS) attacks against other networks
scanning and compromising new systems
Installing sniffers
Installing keyloggers
Identify theft

Solution

Manually inspect the machine for malicious processes. In addition, you may wish to consider installing security software that detects and blocks this sort of malicious software.

See Also

http://www.honeynet.org/papers/bots

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4400

File Name: 4400.prm

Family: Backdoors

Published: 2008/02/25

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High