MS14-039: Vulnerability in On-Screen Keyboard Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975685)

High Nessus Plugin ID 76408


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 low integrity processes with the On- Screen Keyboard (OSK). A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host under the privileges of the current user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76408

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-039.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/07/08

Modified: 2017/07/28

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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: 2014/07/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/08

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2781

BID: 68397

OSVDB: 108827

MSFT: MS14-039

MSKB: 2973201, 2973906

IAVA: 2014-A-0096