MS10-085: Vulnerability in SChannel Could Allow Denial of Service (2207566)

High Nessus Plugin ID 49962


The remote Windows host has a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running a version of the Secure Channel (SChannel) security package that is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. This flaw exists in the way that SChannel processes client certificates.

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted network packet to the host that would cause the LSASS service to stop responding and the system to restart.


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: 49962

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/10/13

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2010/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3229

BID: 43780

OSVDB: 68560

MSFT: MS10-085

MSKB: 2207566