KB4015068: Security Update for the LDAP Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (April 2017)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 99306


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


The remote Windows host is missing security update KB4015068. It is, therefore, affected by a flaw in LDAP due to buffer request lengths not being properly calculated. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted traffic sent to a Domain Controller, to run processes with elevated privileges.


Apply security update KB4015068.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99306

File Name: smb_nt_ms17_apr_4015068.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2017/04/12

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2017/04/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0166

BID: 97446

OSVDB: 155346

MSKB: 4015068

MSFT: MS17-4015068