MS15-050: Vulnerability in Service Control Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3055642)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83355


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


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows Service Control Manager (SCM) due to improper verification of impersonation levels. A local attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to escalate their privileges and make calls to SCM for which they lack sufficient privilege.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83355

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-050.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/12/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1702

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: 5/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1702

BID: 74492

MSFT: MS15-050

MSKB: 3055642

IAVA: 2015-A-0107