MS15-085: Vulnerability in Mount Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3082487)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85330


The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Mount Manager component due to improper processing of symbolic links. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability by inserting a malicious USB device into a user's system, allowing the writing of a malicious binary to disk and the execution of arbitrary code.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85330

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/08/11

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1769

BID: 76222

OSVDB: 125993

MSFT: MS15-085

MSKB: 3082487, 3071756

IAVA: 2015-A-0192