MS15-119: Security Update for Winsock to Address Elevation of Privilege (3104521)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86826
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability due to a flaw in Winsock in which a call is made to a memory address without verifying that the address is valid. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted application, to gain elevated privileges on the host.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.