MS15-005: Vulnerability in Network Location Awareness Service Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3022777)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80494
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.
DescriptionThe Network Location Awareness (NLA) service on the remote host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability due to a failure to validate whether it is connected to a trusted domain or an untrusted network. This could cause the system to unintentionally configure applications insecurely (e.g. the firewall policy) when connecting to an untrusted network. An attacker on the same network can exploit this by spoofing responses to DNS or LDAP requests made by the targeted system.
Note that Microsoft has no plans to release an update for Windows 2003 even though it is affected by this vulnerability.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.