MS15-037: Vulnerability in Windows Task Scheduler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3046269)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82793


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82793

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-037.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/04/15

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2015/04/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0098

BID: 73989

OSVDB: 120633

MSFT: MS15-037

MSKB: 3046269

IAVA: 2015-A-0088