MS15-052: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3050514)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83361


The remote Windows host is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a security feature bypass vulnerability due to a failure to properly validate memory addresses by the Windows kernel. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw, via a specially crafted application, to bypass the Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR), resulting in the disclosure of the base address of the Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) kernel-mode driver (cng.sys).


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83361

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-052.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/12/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1674

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1674

BID: 74488

MSFT: MS15-052

MSKB: 3050514