MS15-003: Vulnerability in Windows User Profile Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3021674)

high Nessus Plugin ID 80492


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 user privilege in the Windows User Profile Service (ProfSvc). A local attacker, with a specially crafted application, can load registry hives associated with other user accounts to execute arbitrary code with elevated permissions.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80492

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-003.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/13/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0004

BID: 71967

IAVA: 2015-A-0008

MSFT: MS15-003

MSKB: 3021674