MS15-001: Vulnerability in Windows Application Compatibility Cache Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3023266)

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VPR Score: 8.9


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


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper validation of the authorization of a caller's impersonation token in the Microsoft Windows Application Compatibility Infrastructure (AppCompat) component. A local attacker, with a specially crafted program, can bypass the authorization check to create cache entries, resulting in an escalation of privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80490

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-001.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/13/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 1/13/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/13/2015

Exploitable With

Metasploit (MS15-001 Microsoft Windows NtApphelpCacheControl Improper Authorization Check)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0002

BID: 71972

MSFT: MS15-001

MSKB: 3023266