MS09-070: Vulnerabilities in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (971726)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43062


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services.


The version of Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) installed on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Insufficient session management validation in the single sign-on functionality of ADFS could allow a remote, authenticated user to spoof the identity of another user. (CVE-2009-2508)

- Incorrect validation of request headers when a remote, authenticated user connects to an ADFS-enabled web server could be leveraged to perform actions on the affected IIS server with the same rights as the Worker Process Identity (WPI), which by default is configured with Network Service account privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003 and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43062

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-070.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/12/08

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2508, CVE-2009-2509

BID: 37214, 37215

IAVA: 2009-A-0125

MSFT: MS09-070

MSKB: 971726

CWE: 20, 255