MS KB3074162: Vulnerability in Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

High Nessus Plugin ID 84742


The remote Windows host has an antimalware application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) failing to properly handle a race condition involving DLL-planting.
An authenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by placing a specially crafted DLL file in a local directory that is later run by MSRT, resulting in an elevation of privileges.


Enable automatic updates to update the scan engine for the relevant antimalware applications. Refer to KB2510781 for information on how to verify MMPE (and the associated MSRT) has been updated.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84742

File Name: smb_kb3074162.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/07/14

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 66424

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:malware_protection_engine

Required KB Items: SMB/MRT/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2418

OSVDB: 124553

MSKB: 3074162