MS15-048: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3057134)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83356


The version of the .NET Framework installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is running a version of the Microsoft .NET Framework that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Microsoft .NET Framework due to a recursion flaw that occurs when decrypting XML data. A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted XML data, to degrade the performance of a .NET website. (CVE-2015-1672)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft .NET Framework due to improper handling of objects in memory by .NET's Windows Forms (WinForms) libraries. A remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted partial trust application, to escalate privileges. (CVE-2015-1673)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83356

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/05/12

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 51351

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1672, CVE-2015-1673

BID: 74482, 74487

OSVDB: 122008, 122009

MSFT: MS15-048

MSKB: 3023211, 3023213, 3023215, 3023217, 3023219, 3023220, 3023221, 3023222, 3023223, 3023224, 3032655, 3032662, 3032663, 3035485, 3035486, 3035487, 3035488, 3035489, 3035490

IAVA: 2015-A-0105