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

High Nessus Plugin ID 57284


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: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/12/13

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:ND

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: 2011/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2018

BID: 50969

OSVDB: 77666

MSFT: MS11-098

MSKB: 2633171