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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35632

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-004.nasl

Version: 1.38

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/11/2009

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-5416

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: 2/10/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/9/2008

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

MSFT: MS09-004

MSKB: 960082, 960083, 960089, 960090

IAVA: 2009-A-0012-S

CERT: 696644

EDB-ID: 7501, 16392, 16396

CWE: 119