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

High Nessus Plugin ID 84057


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: High

ID: 84057

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-063.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/06/09

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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: 2015/06/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1758

BID: 75004

OSVDB: 123076

MSFT: MS15-063

MSKB: 3063858

IAVA: 2015-A-0122