MS15-127: Security Update for Microsoft Windows DNS to Address Remote Code Execution (3100465)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 87256


The remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Domain Name System (DNS) server due to improper parsing of DNS requests. A remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted DNS requests, to execute arbitrary code in the context of the Local System Account.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87256

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-127.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/12/08

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/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: 2015/12/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6125

BID: 78496

OSVDB: 131326

MSFT: MS15-127

MSKB: 3100465

IAVA: 2015-A-0302