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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84745

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VPR Score: 5.9


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: 2015/07/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2015/07/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2371

MSFT: MS15-074

MSKB: 3072630