HP OVIS Probe Builder Service (PBOVISServer.exe) Arbitrary Remote Process Termination

High Nessus Plugin ID 33771


The remote Windows host has an application that can be used to terminate arbitrary processes.


HP OpenView Internet Services (OVIS) is installed on the remote host.
It provides a single, integrated view of an organization's Internet infrastructure.

The Probe Builder component included with the installation of HP OVIS on the remote host allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to terminate any process on that host by sending a specially crafted request packet to the Probe Builder Service, which listens by default on TCP port 32968. The attacker must supply a valid process ID, but can brute-force the ID and kill critical system processes, thereby causing the system to crash.


Apply the patch referenced in HP's advisory above and ensure the file version of PBOVISServer.exe is

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33771

File Name: hp_openview_isvc_probe_builder_dos.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/08/01

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855, 10456

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:openview_internet_services

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/07/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1667

BID: 30403

OSVDB: 47515

CWE: 189