MS14-049: Vulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962490)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77167


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 the repair functionality in the Windows installer service. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the remote host under the privileges of the system administrator.


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: 77167

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-049.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/08/12

Modified: 2017/07/28

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1814

BID: 69112

OSVDB: 109940

MSFT: MS14-049

MSKB: 2918614