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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85846


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: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/09/08

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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: 2015/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2535

BID: 76554

OSVDB: 127185

MSFT: MS15-096

MSKB: 3072595

IAVB: 2015-B-0110