MS15-096: Vulnerability in Active Directory Service Could Allow Denial of Service (3072595)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85846
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The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in Active Directory that is triggered during the handling of a saturation of account creations. An authenticated, remote attacker, with privileges to join machines to a domain, can exploit this vulnerability by creating multiple machine accounts, resulting in the Active Directory service becoming non-responsive.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85846

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-096.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/8/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

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: 9/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2535

BID: 76554

MSFT: MS15-096

MSKB: 3072595

IAVB: 2015-B-0110