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Vulnerability Assessment Details

The remote host is infected by the Zotob Worm

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Connects to port 8888

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A Microsoft Windows shell is running on port 8888. This may indicate an
infection by the Zotob worm, although other worms may also create a shell
on this port.

The remote host has been compromised.

Solution : Reinstall the remote host
See also : http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.zotob.a.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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