MS KB2871997: Update to Improve Credentials Protection and Management

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is missing an update to improve credentials
protection and management.

Description :

The remote host is missing one or more of the following Microsoft
updates: KB2871997, KB2973351, KB2975625, KB2982378, KB2984972,
KB2984976, KB2984981, KB2973501, or KB3126593. These updates are
needed to improve the protection against possible credential theft.

- For Windows 7 / 2008 R2 :
KB2984972, KB2871997, KB2982378, and KB2973351 are
required; also,
KB2984976 (if KB2592687 is installed) or
KB2984981 (if KB2830477 is installed).

- For Windows 8 / 2012 :
KB2973501, KB2871997, and KB2973351 are required.

- For Windows 8.1 / 2012 R2 :
KB2973351 (if Update 1 is installed) or
KB2975625 (if Update 1 isn't installed).

These updates provide additional protection for the Local Security
Authority (LSA), add a restricted administrative mode for Credential
Security Support Provider (CredSSP), introduce support for the
protected account-restricted domain user category, enforce stricter
authentication policies, add additional protection for users'
credentials, and add a restricted administrative mode for Remote
Desktop Connection and Remote Desktop Protocol.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7, 2008 R2, 8,
2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

Risk factor :


Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 73990 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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