CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Client kmxIds.sys DoS (CA20090818)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40621


A driver installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host contains a version of the 'kmxIds.sys' driver, a component of CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System Client, that does not correctly handle certain malformed network packets. A remote attacker can exploit this issue to cause a kernel crash.


Upgrade as necessary to CA Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System 8.1, install Cumulative Fix 1 RO10298 or later on the CA HIPS server, and ensure that an updated client installation image is installed on each client.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40621

File Name: ca_hips_kmxids_sys_ro10298.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/08/19

Modified: 2016/11/17

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2740

BID: 36078

OSVDB: 57168

CWE: 399