MS15-037: Vulnerability in Windows Task Scheduler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3046269)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82793
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper handling of invalid tasks in the Task Scheduler. If a known invalid task is present on the system, a local attacker can exploit the task to cause Task Scheduler to execute a crafted application with System privileges, possibly gaining further rights.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.