MS15-088: Unsafe Command Line Parameter Passing Could Allow Information Disclosure (3082458)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85334


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability when files at a medium integrity level become accessible to Internet Explorer running in Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM). An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by leveraging another vulnerability to execute code in IE with EPM, and then executing Excel, Notepad, PowerPoint, Visio, or Word using an unsafe command line parameter.


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: Medium

ID: 85334

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-088.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/08/11

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 85350, 85333, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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: 2015/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2423

BID: 76202

OSVDB: 125961

MSFT: MS15-088

MSKB: 3046017, 3079757, 3081436

IAVA: 2015-A-0197