MS15-030: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (3039976)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81744


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability due to a failure by the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to properly free objects in memory. A remote, unauthenticated attacker, by creating multiple RDP sessions, can exploit this to exhaust the system memory and cause a denial of service.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81744

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-030.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/10/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0079

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-2015-0079

BID: 72921

MSFT: MS15-030

MSKB: 3035017, 3036493