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: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2015

Updated: 11/22/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2471

Vulnerability Information

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

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

BID: 76229, 76232, 76257

IAVB: 2015-B-0098

MSFT: MS15-084

MSKB: 2825645, 3076895