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

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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: 3/10/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 3/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 72908, 72915

MSFT: MS15-025

MSKB: 3038680, 3035131, 3033929, 3033395

IAVA: 2015-A-0048