MS12-001: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2644615)

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VPR Score: 8.4


The remote Windows host has a flaw in a security feature that is utilized by certain software applications.


The remote Windows host has a bypass vulnerability in the SafeSEH security feature. This could allow an attacker to use other vulnerabilities to bypass the SafeSEH security feature and run arbitrary code on the remote host. Only software applications compiled using Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 could be used to exploit this vulnerability.


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: 57469

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-001.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/10/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0001

BID: 51296

MSFT: MS12-001

IAVA: 2012-A-0003

MSKB: 2644615