MS15-025: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3038680)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81739

Synopsis

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities :

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists due to Windows Registry Virtualization improperly allowing a user to modify the virtual store of another user. A local attacker, with a specially crafted application, can exploit this vulnerability to take control of the account of another user who is logged on to the affected system. (CVE-2015-0073)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists due to a failure to properly validate and enforce impersonation levels. A local attacker, with a specially crafted application, can exploit this vulnerability to bypass user account checks. (CVE-2015-0075)

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

KB3035131 (MS15-025) has affected binaries in common with Security Advisory 3033929, which was released simultaneously. If you download and install updates manually, you should first install KB3035131 (MS15-025) before installing KB3033929. See the MS15-025 bulletin Update FAQ for more information.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2015/ms15-025

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81739

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-025.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/03/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

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: 2015/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0073, CVE-2015-0075

BID: 72908, 72915

MSFT: MS15-025

MSKB: 3038680, 3035131, 3033929, 3033395

IAVA: 2015-A-0048