MS15-109: Security Update for Windows Shell to Address Remote Code Execution (3096443)

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows shell due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted toolbar object, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user. (CVE-2015-2515)

- A privilege escalation vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Tablet Input Band due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to gain the same user rights as the current user by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website. (CVE-2015-2548)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86366

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-109.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/13/2015

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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: 10/13/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2515, CVE-2015-2548

BID: 76981, 76989

MSFT: MS15-109

MSKB: 3080446, 3096443, 3093513, 3097617

IAVA: 2015-A-0245