MS15-024: Vulnerability in PNG Processing Could Allow Information Disclosure (3035132)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81738


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability due to improperly handled uninitialized memory when parsing specially crafted PNG image format files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a website containing specially crafted PNG image content, resulting in the disclosure of information.


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: Medium

ID: 81738

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-024.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/10/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0080

BID: 72909

MSFT: MS15-024

MSKB: 3035132

IAVB: 2015-B-0036