CA HIPS Kmxfw.sys Driver Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 33901


The remote host contains a kernel driver that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The 'kmxfw.sys' kernel driver included with CA's Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) or a related security product installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- By sending specially crafted IOCTL requests, it may be possible for a local attacker to crash the system or execute arbitrary code with kernel level privileges.

- An unspecified flaw may allow a remote attacker to crash the system. (CVE-2008-3174)


Follow the instructions on the CA HIPS implementation guide to update the CA HIPS client, and ensure the 'kmxfw.sys' driver is version or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33901

File Name: ca_hips_kmxfw_sys_multiple_vuln.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2008/08/16

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2926, CVE-2008-3174

BID: 30651

OSVDB: 47593, 47594

CWE: 20