MS11-098: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2633171)

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The Windows kernel is affected by a vulnerability that could result in privilege escalation.


The remote host is running a Windows kernel version that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to the way the kernel accesses an object that has not been correctly initialized.

A local attacker could exploit this issue by running a specially crafted program on the remote host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for 32-bit versions of Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, and 7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57284

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-098.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/13/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 12/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2011

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2018

BID: 50969

MSFT: MS11-098

MSKB: 2633171