MS15-074: Vulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3072630)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84745
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The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Windows Installer Service installed on the remote Windows host is missing Cumulative Security Update 3072630. It is, therefore, affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows Installer service due to improperly running customized action scripts. A local attacker, using specially crafted code that gets executed by a vulnerable .msi package, can exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84745

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-074.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/14/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


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: 7/14/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2371

MSFT: MS15-074

MSKB: 3072630