Intel Common Base Agent CreateProcessA() Function Remote Command Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 38664


The remote service seems to allow execution of arbitrary commands.


The remote host seems to be running a version of the Intel LANDesk Common Base Agent (CBA) that allows the contents of a specially crafted packet to be passed as an argument to 'CreateProcessA()' to be executed on the remote host with SYSTEM privileges.


If using Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Symantec Client Security, or Symantec Endpoint Protection, apply the appropriate update as described in Symantec's advisory referenced above.

Otherwise, contact the application's vendor for an update.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 38664

File Name: landesk_cba_createprocessa_cmd_exec.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 5/3/2009

Updated: 4/11/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Symantec System Center Alert Management System (xfr.exe) Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1429

BID: 34671

EDB-ID: 17699

IAVA: 2009-A-0037

SECUNIA: 34856

CWE: 94