The Altiris eXpress NS SC Download ActiveX control in AeXNSPkgDLLib.dll, as used in Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9.x, Notification Server 6.0.x, and Symantec Management Platform 7.0.x exposes an unsafe method, which allows remote attackers to force the download of arbitrary files and possibly execute arbitrary code via the DownloadAndInstall method.
Published 2011-03-07 21:00:01
Updated 2013-02-07 04:21:28
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2009-3028

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 72.80%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 98 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

Metasploit modules for CVE-2009-3028

  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download and Execute
    Disclosure Date: 2009-09-09
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module allows remote attackers to install and execute arbitrary files on a users file system via AeXNSPkgDLLib.dll ( This module was tested against Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution 6.9 sp3. Authors: - MC <>

CVSS scores for CVE-2009-3028

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References for CVE-2009-3028

Products affected by CVE-2009-3028

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