MS15-017: Vulnerability in Virtual Machine Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3035898)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81270
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The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager that is affected by privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper validation of user roles. An attacker with valid Active Directory logon credentials can exploit this vulnerability to gain administrative privileges.


Microsoft has released a patch for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81270

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-017.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2/10/2015

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: microsoft_scvmm_installed.nbin, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0012


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:virtual_machine_manager

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0012

BID: 72473

MSFT: MS15-017

MSKB: 3023195, 3023914

IAVA: 2015-A-0036