MS13-017: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2799494)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64578


The Windows kernel on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The Windows kernel on the remote host has the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple race condition vulnerabilities exists. (CVE-2013-1278, CVE-2013-1279)

- A reference count vulnerability exists. (CVE-2013-1280)

A local attacker could exploit any of these vulnerabilities to elevate privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, and 2012.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64578

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/02/12

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: 2013/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1278, CVE-2013-1279, CVE-2013-1280

BID: 57854, 57855, 57856

OSVDB: 90161, 90162, 90163

MSFT: MS13-017

MSKB: 2799494