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: 2015/02/10

Updated: 2019/11/25

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0009

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.6

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

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: 2015/02/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0009

BID: 72476

CERT: 787252

MSFT: MS15-014

MSKB: 3004361

IAVB: 2015-B-0017