MS09-004: Vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959420)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35632


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft SQL Server.


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft SQL Server, Desktop Engine or Internal Database that suffers from an authenticated, remote code execution vulnerability in the extended stored procedure 'sp_replwritetovarbin' due to an invalid parameter check.

Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for SQL Server 2000 and 2005.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35632

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.32 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/02/11

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033, 11217

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/09

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS09-004 Microsoft SQL Server sp_replwritetovarbin Memory Corruption via SQL Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5416

BID: 32710

OSVDB: 50589

MSFT: MS09-004

MSKB: 960082, 960083, 960089, 960090

IAVA: 2009-A-0012

CERT: 696644

EDB-ID: 7501, 16392, 16396

CWE: 119