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

High Nessus Plugin ID 86826


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


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.


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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86826

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-119.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/11/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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: 2015/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2478

BID: 77478

MSFT: MS15-119

MSKB: 3092601, 3105211, 3105213

IAVA: 2015-A-0276