MS15-063: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3063858)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84057
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The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the Microsoft Windows LoadLibrary. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to place a specially crafted dynamic linked library (dll) file in a local directory or network share, and then by convincing a user to run an application that uses the malicious library, resulting in an elevation of privilege to full administrative rights.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84057

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-063.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/9/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1758


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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: 6/9/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/9/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1758

BID: 75004

MSFT: MS15-063

MSKB: 3063858

IAVA: 2015-A-0122