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

high Nessus Plugin ID 82793
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2015/ms15-037

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82793

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-037.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/15/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-0098

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

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: 4/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0098

BID: 73989

MSFT: MS15-037

MSKB: 3046269

IAVA: 2015-A-0088