MS15-120: Security Update for IPSec to Address Denial of Service (3102939)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86830


The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) service due to improper handling of encryption negotiation. An authenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a malicious application, to cause the host to become unresponsive.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86830

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-120.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/10/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-6111


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/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-2015-6111

BID: 77481

MSFT: MS15-120

MSKB: 3102939

IAVB: 2015-B-0133