MS12-068: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2724197)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62463


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 an integer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


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: 62463

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-068.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2012/10/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/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: 2012/10/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/10/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2529

BID: 55793

MSFT: MS12-068

MSKB: 2724197