MS12-018: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2641653)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58330


The remote Windows kernel is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host contains a flaw in the way the kernel-mode driver manages the PostMessage function. This flaw could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in kernel mode.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58330

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2012/03/13

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0157

BID: 52317

OSVDB: 80002

MSFT: MS12-018

MSKB: 2641653