MS15-023: Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3034344)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81737


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Windows running on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Information disclosure vulnerabilities exist in the kernel-mode driver that can reveal portions of kernel memory. An attacker can exploit these and gain information about the system, which can then be used to launch further attacks. (CVE-2015-0077, CVE-2015-0094, CVE-2015-0095)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the kernel-mode driver due to improper validation of thread tokens. An authenticated attacker, using a specially crafted application, can exploit this issue to gain administrative credentials in order to elevate privileges. (CVE-2015-0078)


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: High

ID: 81737

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-023.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/10/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0078

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: 3/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0077, CVE-2015-0078, CVE-2015-0094, CVE-2015-0095

BID: 72897, 72902, 72936, 72935

MSFT: MS15-023

MSKB: 3034344