Symantec Alert Management System 2 RCE (SYM09-007)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 44959


The remote Windows host has a service that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


Alert Management System 2 (AMS2), an optional component included with multiple Symantec products, is installed on the remote Windows host.
Versions prior to build 150 are affected by multiple stack-based buffer overflow conditions. A remote attacker can exploit these issues to crash the service or execute arbitrary code as SYSTEM.


Apply the relevant upgrade referenced in the Symantec advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 44959

File Name: symantec_ams2_multiple_overflows.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/03/02

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 13855, 10456

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:symantec:system_center, cpe:/a:symantec:antivirus, cpe:/a:symantec:antivirus_central_quarantine_server, cpe:/a:symantec:client_security, cpe:/a:symantec:endpoint_protection

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, SMB/svcs

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/04/28

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Symantec Alert Management System Intel Alert Originator Service Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1430

BID: 34672, 34674

OSVDB: 54158, 54159

Secunia: 34856

IAVA: 2009-A-0037

ZDI: ZDI-09-018

CWE: 119