HP OVIS Probe Builder Service (PBOVISServer.exe) Arbitrary Remote Process Termination
High Nessus Plugin ID 33771
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has an application that can be used to terminate arbitrary processes.
DescriptionHP 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.
SolutionApply the patch referenced in HP's advisory above and ensure the file version of PBOVISServer.exe is 18.104.22.1681.