MS13-046: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2840221)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66422


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


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

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft DirectX graphics kernel subsystem.

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel-mode driver. (CVE-2013-1333, CVE-2013-1334)

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: 66422

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-046.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/15/2013

Updated: 11/27/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

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: 5/14/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/14/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1332, CVE-2013-1333, CVE-2013-1334

BID: 59749, 59750, 59782

MSFT: MS13-046

MSKB: 2829361, 2830290