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

High Nessus Plugin ID 80490


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: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/01/13

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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: 2015/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/13

Exploitable With

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0002

BID: 71972

OSVDB: 116497

MSFT: MS15-001

MSKB: 3023266