MS15-082: Vulnerability in RDP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080348)

high Nessus Plugin ID 85332


The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A spoofing vulnerability exists due to the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) not properly validating certificates during authentication. An man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this to impersonate a client session by spoofing a TLS/SSL server via a certificate that appears valid. (CVE-2015-2472)

- A code execution vulnerability exists due to the Remote Desktop Protocol client not properly handling the loading of certain specially crafted DLL files. An attacker, by placing a malicious DLL in the user's current working directory and convincing the user to open a crafted RDP file, can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85332

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-082.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2473

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: 8/11/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2472, CVE-2015-2473

BID: 76224, 76228

MSFT: MS15-082

MSKB: 3075220, 3075221, 3075222, 3075226

IAVA: 2015-A-0190