MS15-054: Vulnerability in Microsoft Management Console File Format Could Allow Denial of Service (3051768)

low Nessus Plugin ID 83363
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The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a flaw due to a failure to properly validate a destination buffer when retrieving icon information from a specially crafted Microsoft Management Console (.msc) file. An unauthenticated, remote attacker, by tricking a victim into opening a malicious .msc file, can exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service.


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: Low

ID: 83363

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-054.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 5/12/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1681


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

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: 5/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/12/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1681

BID: 74486

MSFT: MS15-054

MSKB: 3051768