MS14-062: Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2993254)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78438


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


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) service. The vulnerability can be exploited if an attacker sends a specially crafted input/output control (IOCTL) request to the Message Queuing service. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to full access to the affected system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78438

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-062.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/15/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/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: 10/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2014

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MQAC.sys Arbitrary Write Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4971

BID: 68764

EDB-ID: 34982

MSFT: MS14-062

MSKB: 2993254

IAVA: 2014-A-0150