HP PKI ActiveX Control KillProcess Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57536


The remote Windows host has an ActiveX control that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of the HP PKI ActiveX control installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than As such, it reportedly contains an insecure method named 'KillProcess()' that could be used to terminate arbitrary user processes.


Upgrade to version or later as that reportedly resolves the vulnerability :


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57536

File Name: hppki_activex_killprocess.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/01/13

Modified: 2014/08/29

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:pki_activex_control

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6501

BID: 51341

OSVDB: 78272

Secunia: 47122