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

high Nessus Plugin ID 87256
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2015/ms15-127

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87256

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-127.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/8/2015

Updated: 11/20/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-6125

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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: 12/8/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-6125

BID: 78496

MSFT: MS15-127

MSKB: 3100465

IAVA: 2015-A-0302