HP LoadRunner < 11.00 Patch 4 Code Execution (intrusive check)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 62902


The remote Windows host has a software performance testing application that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of HP LoadRunner hosted on the remote Windows host is potentially affected by a code execution vulnerability. The application fails to properly handle incoming packets with '0x00000000' as the first 32-bit value. A remote, unauthenticated attacker, exploiting this flaw, could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the privileges of the user running the affected application.

This plugin sends crafted packets to the LoadRunner Agent service, which will crash a vulnerable instance. If it is successful, a manual restart of the service is necessary.


Upgrade to HP LoadRunner 11.00 Patch 4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 62902

File Name: hp_loadrunner_cve-2011-4789.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Published: 11/13/2012

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:hp:loadrunner

Required KB Items: SSL/Supported

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (HP Diagnostics Server magentservice.exe Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4789

BID: 51398