ATI Catalyst Dynamic Driver (atidsmxx.sys) Local Privilege Escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 25931


The remote Windows host contains an application that is prone to a local privilege escalation attack.


The version of the ATI Catalyst Software Suite installed on the remote Windows Vista host reportedly allows a local user to load unsigned drivers into the kernel and thereby gain administrative control of the affected host.


Upgrade to ATI's Catalyst Software Suite 7.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25931

File Name: ati_catalyst_driver_local_priv_escalation.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/24/2007

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, Host/OS/smb

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4315

BID: 25265