MS10-068: Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (983539)

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VPR Score: 7.4


The version of Active Directory on the remote Windows host can be used to execute arbitrary code.


The version of the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) installed on the remote Windows host does not properly handle malformed packets in LDAP messages when used in conjunction with Microsoft Active Directory / Active Directory Application Mode / Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service.

By sending a specially crafted LDAP message to a listening LSASS server, an authenticated attacker with a member account within the target Windows domain can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code, thereby gaining complete control of the affected system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 49226

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-068.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/09/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/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: 2010/09/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/09/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0820

BID: 43037

MSFT: MS10-068

MSKB: 981550, 982000