This morning I discovered this in my clamav report from one of our imap servers:
I have looked at this script and it appears to be part of the nmap distribution. It actually tests for irc backdoors. IRC is not used here and its ports are blocked by default both at the gateway and on all internal hosts.
However, I none-the-less copied that file, removed namp, re-installed nmap from base, and diffed the file of the same name installed with nmap against the copy. They are identical.
The question is: Do I have a problem here or a false positive?
I am not sure why nmap is on that host but evidently I had some reason last October to use it from that server. In any case I am going to remove it for good, or at least until the reason I had it there reoccurs or is recalled to mind.