MS11-062: Vulnerability in Remote Access Service NDISTAPI Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2566454)

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The remote Windows host has a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The Remote Access Service NDISTAPI driver does not properly validate unspecified input before passing it from user mode to the Windows kernel. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55792

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-062.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/9/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2011-1974


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 8/9/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1974

BID: 48996

MSFT: MS11-062

IAVA: 2011-A-0117-S

MSKB: 2566454