MS15-084: Vulnerabilities in XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (3080129)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85335


The remote host is affected by multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host contains a version of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) that is affected by multiple information disclosure vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in XML Core Services (MSXML) due to the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 2.0. A man-in-the-middle attacker can exploit this vulnerability by forcing an encrypted SSL 2.0 session and then decrypting the resulting network traffic. (CVE-2015-2434, CVE-2015-2471)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in XML Core Services (MSXML) due to exposing sensitive memory addresses. A remote attacker, using a specially crafted website, can exploit this to bypass ASLR and gain access to private data. (CVE-2015-2440)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1, Office 2007 SP3, and InfoPath 2007 SP3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85335

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/08/11

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

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-2015-2434, CVE-2015-2440, CVE-2015-2471

BID: 76229, 76232, 76257

OSVDB: 125990, 125991, 125992

MSFT: MS15-084

MSKB: 2825645, 3076895

IAVB: 2015-B-0098