MS08-064: Microsoft Windows Virtual Address Descriptors (VAD) Local Privilege Escalation (956841)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34409


A local user can elevate 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 XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34409

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-064.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.24 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/10/15

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4036

BID: 31675

OSVDB: 49053

MSFT: MS08-064

MSKB: 956841

CWE: 189