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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83363


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: Medium

ID: 83363

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/05/12

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

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-2015-1681

BID: 74486

OSVDB: 122018

MSFT: MS15-054

MSKB: 3051768