MS15-027: Vulnerability in NETLOGON Could Allow Spoofing (3002657)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81741


The remote Windows host is affected by a spoofing vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a spoofing vulnerability due to the Netlogon service improperly establishing a secure communications channel to a different machine with a spoofed computer name. A remote attacker, on a domain-joined system with the ability to observe network traffic, can exploit this vulnerability to obtain session-related data of the spoofed computer. This information can be used to mount further attacks.

Note that this vulnerability only affects a server if it is configured as a domain controller.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81741

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-027.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/10/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0005

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-2015-0005

BID: 72933

MSFT: MS15-027

MSKB: 3002657