CA Gateway Security Malformed HTTP Packet Remote Code Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 55692


The remote Windows host contains a security application that is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


According to its version number, the CA Gateway Security install on the remote Windows host is affected by a code execution vulnerability caused by a heap corruption condition when handling specially crafted HTTP requests on port 8080.

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw and execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.


Upgrade to CA Gateway Security 9.0 or later, or apply the fix referenced in the advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 55692

File Name: ca_gateway_security_code_exec.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 7/26/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:ca:etrust_antivirus_gateway

Required KB Items: SMB/CA Gateway Security/Version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/20/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/20/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2667

BID: 48813

Secunia: 45332