MS15-014: Vulnerability in Group Policy Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3004361)

low Nessus Plugin ID 81267


The remote Windows host is affected by a security downgrade vulnerability.


The version of Windows running on the remote host is affected by a security downgrade vulnerability that affects workstations and servers configured to use Group Policy. A man-in-the-middle attacker, via modified domain controller responses sent to targeted systems, can cause the policy file to become corrupted and unreadable, resulting in the Group Policy settings reverting to their default, potentially less secure, state.


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: Low

ID: 81267

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-014.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/10/2015

Updated: 11/25/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0009

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: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0009

BID: 72476

CERT: 787252

MSFT: MS15-014

MSKB: 3004361

IAVB: 2015-B-0017