MS12-033: Vulnerability in Windows Partition Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2690533)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 59041
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The remote Windows host has an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The remote Windows host has an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to a flaw in the way the Windows Partition Manager handles device relations requests. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with administrator privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59041

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-033.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/9/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/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: 5/8/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/8/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0178

BID: 53378

MSFT: MS12-033

IAVB: 2012-B-0052

MSKB: 2690533