MS14-027: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962488)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73986


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


A privilege escalation vulnerability exists on the remote Windows host due to improper handling of file associations. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host under the privileges of the Local System account.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73986

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/05/14

Modified: 2017/07/28

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2014/05/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/13

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1807

BID: 67276

OSVDB: 106904

MSFT: MS14-027

MSKB: 2926765, 2962123