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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/10/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-2478

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

IAVA: 2015-A-0276

MSFT: MS15-119

MSKB: 3092601, 3105211, 3105213