MS08-066: Microsoft Windows Ancillary Function Driver (afd.sys) Local Privilege Escalation (956803)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34411


A local user can elevate privileges on the remote host.


The remote host contains a version of Windows 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 and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34411

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-066.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/10/15

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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: 2008/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3464

BID: 31673

OSVDB: 49061

MSFT: MS08-066

MSKB: 956803

CWE: 264