Deterministic Network Extender 'dne2000.sys' Local Privilege Escalation

high Nessus Plugin ID 33480


The remote host contains a kernel driver that is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


A kernel driver from Deterministic Network Extender (DNE) is installed on the remote host. DNE is typically packaged with third-party applications and is reportedly included with :

- SafeNet HighAssurance Remote and SoftRemote
- Cisco VPN Client
- Blue Coat Systems WinProxy

The installed version of 'dne2000.sys' is affected by a local privilege escalation issue. By sending a specially crafted IOCTL request, it may be possible to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33480

File Name: dne_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/11/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5121

BID: 29772

CERT: 858993

CWE: 264