MS08-025: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (941693)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31798


A local user can elevate his privileges on the remote host.


The remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel that is vulnerable to a security flaw that could allow a local user to elevate his privileges or to crash it (therefore causing a denial of service).


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31798

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-025.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/04/08

Modified: 2017/12/12

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/04/08

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1084

BID: 28554

OSVDB: 44206

MSFT: MS08-025

MSKB: 941693

CWE: 94