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: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2015

Updated: 5/25/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1769

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: 8/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2015

CISA Known Exploited Dates: 6/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1769

BID: 76222

MSFT: MS15-085

MSKB: 3082487, 3071756

IAVA: 2015-A-0192