Intel PXE Server Remote Overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 11612


Arbitrary code may be run on the remote server.


The remote host is running PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment), a service which can be used to boot diskless clients.

There is a flaw in the remote PXE which may allow an attacker to gain a root shell on this host.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11612

File Name: pxe_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: remote

Published: 2003/05/09

Modified: 2014/05/26

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

BID: 7129

OSVDB: 57160