CitectSCADA ODBC Server Remote Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 33201


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of CitectSCADA installed on the remote host includes an ODBC server that listens by default on TCP port 20222 and reportedly is affected by a stack-buffer overflow vulnerability.

Using a specially-crafted sequence of packets, an unauthenticated remote attacker who can connect to the server can leverage this issue to crash the affected service or to execute code on the affected host with SYSTEM-level privileges.


Either disable the ODBC server service or contact the vendor to obtain Hotfix HF700R138255 (containing 'Client.dll' version and apply that.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33201

File Name: citectscada_odbc_overflow.nbin

Version: 1.222

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 6/18/2008

Updated: 5/6/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-2639

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SCADA/CitectSCADA/Path

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/10/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2008

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (CitectSCADA/CitectFacilities ODBC Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2639

BID: 29634

CWE: 119

Secunia: 30638