MS08-061: Microsoft Windows Kernel Multiple Privilege Elevation (954211)

high Nessus Plugin ID 34406


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: 34406

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-061.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/15/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2250, CVE-2008-2251, CVE-2008-2252

BID: 31651, 31652, 31653

CWE: 264, 399

MSFT: MS08-061

MSKB: 954211