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

Medium 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: Medium

ID: 81744

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/03/10

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0079

BID: 72921

OSVDB: 119385

MSFT: MS15-030

MSKB: 3035017, 3036493