BitTorrent .torrent File Download Detection (POST data)

Info Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 6392

Synopsis

The remote host has downloaded a .torrent file.

Description

The remote client is downloading a file commonly associated with Peer-To-Peer networks. Ensure that this activity is in accordance to company policy. Many torrent files are loaded with malware, as well as violate copyright infringement. The following file was detected:

Solution

Ensure that this activity does not violate company policy.

See Also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file

http://filext.com/file-extension/TORRENT

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 6392

Published: 2012/03/12

Modified: 2016/12/12

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:bittorrent:bittorrent