MS15-119: Security Update for Winsock to Address Elevation of Privilege (3104521)

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Windows host is affected by an elevation of privilege vulnerability.

Description

The 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.

Solution

Microsoft 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.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2015/ms15-119

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86826

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-119.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/10/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2478

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/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: 11/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2478

BID: 77478

MSFT: MS15-119

MSKB: 3092601, 3105211, 3105213

IAVA: 2015-A-0276