MS15-015: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3031432)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81268


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 when the caller's process uses SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege. A local attacker, using a specially crafted program, can bypass the authorization check, resulting in an escalation of privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81268

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-015.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/10/2015

Updated: 11/25/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: 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: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0062

BID: 72458

MSFT: MS15-015

MSKB: 3031432

IAVA: 2015-A-0035