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

high Nessus Plugin ID 77167
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2014/ms14-049

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77167

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-049.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/12/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/12/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1814

BID: 69112

MSFT: MS14-049

MSKB: 2918614