MS KB3074162: Vulnerability in Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an antimalware application that is
affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege
vulnerability due to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)
failing to properly handle a race condition involving DLL-planting.
An authenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by placing a
specially crafted DLL file in a local directory that is later run by
MSRT, resulting in an elevation of privileges.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/3074162
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510781

Solution :

Enable automatic updates to update the scan engine for the relevant
antimalware applications. Refer to KB2510781 for information on how to
verify MMPE (and the associated MSRT) has been updated.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 84742 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2418

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