MS11-080: Vulnerability in Ancillary Function Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2592799)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56454


The remote Windows host contains a driver that allows privilege escalation.


The remote Windows host contains a version of the Ancillary Function Driver (afd.sys) that does not properly validate input before passing it from user mode to the kernel.

An attacker with local access to the affected system could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode and take complete control of the affected system.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56454

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/10/11

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

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: 2011/10/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/10/11

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS11-080 AfdJoinLeaf Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2005

BID: 49941

OSVDB: 76232

MSFT: MS11-080

EDB-ID: 18176, 21844

MSKB: 2592799